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15 Sep 2020 | 05:04 AM UTC

Russia: 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes near Esso (Kamchatka Krai) September 15

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6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes near Esso (Kamchatka Krai) on September 15; no immediate reports of damage

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/17/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kamchatka). COUNTRY/REGION Esso (Kamchatka Krai), Kamchatka Krai


The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck 13km (8mi) north-northwest of Esso (Kamchatka Krai) on Tuesday, September 15. The quake struck at 15:41 (local time) at a depth of 330km (205mi). Damage assessments have yet to be carried out. 

Further aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days


Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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