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.

More in this section


Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox