6.7 magnitude quake rocks Russia's Kamchatka peninsula

Indo Asian News Service

Moscow, March 29 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale hit Russias Kamchatka peninsula on Wednesday, the local seismological station said. A tsunami alert was also issued.

The quake occurred at a depth of 22.8 km at 7 a.m. and the epicentre was located in an enclave in the Bering Sea, 85 km north of Ust-Kamchatsk, TASS news agency said.

The quake was followed by an aftershock measuring 4.9 after 25 minutes. So far, the quake's impact on the area is unknown, Efe news reported.