Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Registered Near Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula - Seismologists
Muhammad Irfan 2 months ago Fri 07th May 2021 | 04:50 AM
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 07th May, 2021) KAMCHATSKY, Russia, May 7 (Sputnik) - A 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East on Friday, the regional branch of the Geophysical Survey of the Russian academy of Sciences (GS RAS) told Sputnik.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 15 kilometers (9.3 miles), 203 kilometers of the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
"The seismic event has not been felt in settlements," a spokesperson for the regional department of the Emergencies Ministry told Sputnik.
Kamchatka is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from earthquakes. The eastern coast of the peninsula lies along the border of three tectonic plates - Okhotsk, Pacific and North American ones - with the latter two moving toward the first one, which increases the seismic activity in the region.