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Earthquake of 6.5 magnitude rocks Russia's Far East

17:50 15-11-2018
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An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude was registered off the Kamchatka Peninsula on Thursday. Tremors were felt in four settlements in the Russian Far Eastern Kamchatka Region. The strongest tremors of 6 magnitude were felt in the settlement of Ust-Kamchatsk with a population of around 4,000 people, a representative of the local branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Geophysical Service told TASS.

"The earthquake struck at 9:21am local time [0:21am Moscow time]. Its magnitude stood at 6.5. Residents of Ust-Kamchatsk felt it the most with 6 magnitude. Residents of Kozyrevsk and Klyuchi felt tremors of 3 magnitude. In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, tremors of 2 magnitude were registered," the spokesman said.