Russia earthquake: Strong magnitude 6.6 quake rocks Kamchatka Peninsula

The country’s Kamchatka Peninsula was hit with the tremors, which measured 6.6 on the Richter scale. The quake struck at a depth of around 33km. According to Mid-Day, there have been no reports of casualties or damage to property.

There is also no tsunami warning in place.

Kamchatka is located in the northeast of Russia.

Reports suggest that the area regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes.

On the Richter scale, the quake is described as “moderately powerful”.

It says that the quake “may could a lot of damage in a larger area”.

Last week, the area was hit with a 6.3-magnitude quake.

Damage on that occasion was minimal.

The Russian earthquake is the latest in a number of similar incidents occurring throughout the east this week.

A 7.3-magnitude quake in Indonesia was felt in Australia with buildings evacuated, it was reported.

The earthquake was felt in the northern Australian city of Darwin according to Nine News Darwin.

Office workers left their building after feeling the tremors although no alarm went off.

Jonathan Bathgate, a seismologist at Geoscience Australia, said the 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred just before midday approximately 700km (436 miles) north of Darwin.

Mr Bathgate added: “It was certainly something that was felt quite strongly in the Darwin CBD area.”

Darwin resident Leah Potter told the Guardian Australia, “it felt like everything was rocking”.

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