by Staff Writers
Moscow (AFP) June 24, 2012
A strong 6.6 magnitude quake struck Russia's Far East on Sunday off the eastern coastline of the Kamchatka peninsula, causing no damage or injuries, news reports said.
The quake hit at around 0315 GMT at a depth of 66 kilometres (41 miles) some 50 kilometres from Cape Ozerny, which faces the Bering Sea off the peninsula's northern edge, RIA Novosti quoted the local geological service as saying.
The United States Geological Survey had earlier estimated the earthquake's magnitude at 6.1.
RIA Novosti said the local emergencies ministry noted "no negative consequences" from the earthquake but provided no other details.
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest
Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.
5.9 quake hits Indonesia's Sumatra: USGS
Jakarta (AFP) June 23, 2012
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit the north of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties. The quake struck at 11:34 am (0434 GMT), 66 kilometres (41 miles) west-southwest of Kabanjahe at a depth of 97 kilometres, the USGS said. Indonesia's Meteorological and Geophysics Agency put the magnitude at 6.6. "The qu ... read more
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2012 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|