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The 2006 Kamchatka
The Kamchatka Peninsula is a peninsula in the Russian Far East, with an area of . It lies between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotsk to the west...
were a series of powerful earthquakes that started on April 20, 2006 at 23:25 UTC (April 21, 2006 at 12:25 PM local time) as a major quake with the magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale. The epicenter
The epicenter or epicentre is the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the hypocenter or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates...
was located near coast of Koryak Autonomous Okrug
Koryak Okrug , or Koryakia, is an administrative division of Kamchatka Krai, Russia. It was a federal subject of Russia from 1931 until July 1, 2007, when it merged with Kamchatka Oblast. Prior to the merger, it was called Koryak Autonomous Okrug...
at 61.075°N, 167.085°E at an estimated depth of 22 km, as reported preliminarily by the USGS. This major quake caused damages in three villages and was followed by a number of aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 4.3 to 5.1.
The next strong 6.6 temblor
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struck on Saturday, April 29 at 16:58 UTC (April 30, 2006 at 5:58 AM local time). It too was followed by a number of strong and medium quakes days after with the magnitude ranging from 4.3 to 5.0.
These earthquakes claimed no deaths; however, 40 people were reported injured and about 1,000 people were since evacuated. Several diesel electric power stations and block and concrete
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buildings sustained damage.