4.9-magnitude earthquake registered near Russia's Kamchatka peninsula

4.9-magnitude earthquake registered near Russia
# 25 February 2020 10:53 (UTC +04:00)

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake was registered on Tuesday near the eastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, a spokesperson for the regional branch of the Geophysical Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences stated, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The earthquake occurred in the Kronotsky Bay.

"The epicentre of the magnitude 4.9 earthquake was located at the depth of 18 kilometres [11.18 miles], 169 kilometres to the south-east of the Milkovo village in Kamchatka Krai's Milkovo region," the spokesperson said.

Local residents have not felt the earthquake, according to the regional department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

There is no reported information on casualties at this point, and no tsunami warning has been issued by authorities.