Earthquakes hit Russia

A SERIES of undersea earthquakes hit off the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia yesterday, but no injuries of damage on land was reported, the ITAR-Tass news agency said.

The Kamchatka region is noted for its seismic activity as well as for its array of volcanoes.

The quakes’ magnitude ranged between 4 and 5.1, at a depth of about 20 kilometres (12 miles) below the seabed, ITAR-Tass reported.

The epicentre of one quake was in Russian Bay about 300 kilometres (200 miles) south of the regional capital Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky, while others were about 350 kilometres (220 miles) offshore, the report said.

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