Kamchatka Jolted by 5.0-magnitude Quake


A 5.0-magnitude earthquake has been recorded by seismologists in the Pacific Ocean off the southeastern coast of Kamchatka, the Kamchatka branch of the Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences said, as reported by Sputnik.

“A seismic event with a magnitude of 5.0 occurred on Monday evening local time. Its epicentre was in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of almost 93 kilometres, 82 kilometres south of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky,” the service representative said.

It has been noted that people in some districts of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky felt tremors up to 3.0 on the Richter scale.

At the moment, there is no official information about possible victims or damage from the tremor.