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No tsunami threat from quake on Russia’s east coast

  • USGS

    A magnitude-6.6 earthquake struck the east coast of Russia at 6:09 p.m. Hawaii today.

A magnitude-6.6 earthquake struck at 6:09 p.m. Hawaii time near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says the quake did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, and there is no threat to Hawaii from a tsunami. The warning center set the magnitude at 6.9.

The quake was 6 miles deep, and just inland of the east coast.

It was followed by a magnitude-4.6 aftershock.

The area is one of the most seismic regions in Russia, the USGS says.

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