7.6 magnitude earthquake hits Russian Kuril Islands
SANAA, March 25 (YPA) – An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck on Wednesday, east of the Russian Kuril Islands.
The Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Kamchatka region announced that a powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake occurred 500 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
According to the Russian survey authority, the seismic event, which measured 7.6 degrees, occurred at 14.49 local time, 463 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
The US Geological Survey confirmed that the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale and that the epicenter of the earthquake was located 500 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky at a depth of 56.7 km.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre also published a map of the location of the earthquake, confirming that it had a magnitude of 7.6.