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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kamchatka Quake

A strong earthquake measuring as high as 8.5 on the Richter scale hit the Kamchatka region but no injuries were reported, a duty officer at the Emergency Situations Ministry said Monday.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake, which hit at 12:26 a.m. local time Tuesday, measured 6.7 on the Richter scale.

The Emergency Situations Ministry official said the quake's intensity at its epicenter hit 8.5.