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Strong quake of 6.9 magnitude hits Russia's far east – USGS


An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 struck near Komandorskiye Ostrava in Russia’s far east on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at a depth of about 33 km (20 miles) just off the coast in the Bering Sea. It was originally recorded with a magnitude of 7.0.


There was no tsunami threat after the quake, according to the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

(Reporting by Paul Tait, Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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