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Earthquake: 6.1 quake strikes near Ozernovskiy, Russia

Earthquake: 6.1 quake strikes near Ozernovskiy, Russia
The earthquake was centered off the coast of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, 163 miles from the town of Ozernovskiy. (Bing Maps)

A shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon 163 miles off the coast of Ozernovskiy, Russia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:06 p.m. PDT at a depth of 5.6 miles.

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Ozernovskiy is a town on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. There was little or no effect on the population, according to the USGS.

In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

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