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Quake Hits Off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula

A large, magnitude 6.6 earthquake has hit in the Pacific Ocean off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

There was no danger of a Pacific-wide tsunami from the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The quake struck at a depth of 30 kilometers and was centered 225 kilometers southwest of Nilol'skoye, Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia, the USGS said.

The USGS said on its website that perceived shaking on the peninsula was light with no damage expected.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters

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