6.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula

Washington: A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula Monday but was not expected to cause damage or fatalities, US experts said.

The quake, which struck at 3:50 am (2250 GMT Sunday), was at a depth of 18 miles (29 kilometers) with its epicenter located 128 miles south of Ust'-Kamchatsk Staryy, according to the US Geological Survey.

The port city of petropavlovsk - kamchasky in kamchatka, Siberia, Russia. Getty Images

The port city of petropavlovsk - kamchasky in kamchatka, Siberia, Russia. Getty Images

A report in Express UK The Peninsula, home to about 300,000 people, is not expected to face a Tsunami anytime soon. The Bering Sea in the Kamchatka Peninsula separates Russia from the US and was hit by an earthquake of 7.6 magnitude in 2006.

USGS said on its website that perceived shaking on the peninsula was light with no damage expected.

California has been warned against the biggest earthquake in 200 years on the West Coast that may hit soon, according to the Express UK report.

With inputs from agencies


Updated Date: Mar 21, 2016 09:33 AM

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