After volcanic eruptions Kamchatka witnesses quake

Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2013

earthquakeA seismic station based at Petropavlovsk said that tremors measuring almost 3-4 on the Richter scale were felt in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the main city on the Kamchatka peninsula and home to a nuclear submarine base, but there were no reports of casualties or significant damage.

No tsunami warning was issued, a spokesperson for the local Emergency Ministry, Yulia
Ananieva, said on Tuesday.

The Kamchatka area, which has a series of active volcanoes and has been witness to numerous volcanic eruptions, also suffered this earthquake, which may be an aftershock of the series of volcanic eruptions during the past few weeks.

The quake’s epicentre, striking at 19:05 local time on Tuesday, was in the Pacific Ocean, 9
kilometres to the east of the Kamchatka peninsula, around 293 kilometres north of the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and 100 kilometres under the sea.

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