7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Kamchatka peninsula
Friday, April 21, 2006
The hypocenter of the quake was located at 61.092° N 167.100° E at a depth of 43 km. According to the Japanese Meteorological Agency and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, there was no danger of a tsunami.
According to wire reports, damage has been reported in several villages in Russia. The Associated Press reports via local reports that public facilities in the village of Telichiki near the seashore have been damaged and that transmission of electrical power has been affected. CNN reports that the population of the village is 2,000.
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