Sizeable quake strikes off Russia's coast

  • 21/03/2016
Earthquake (iStock)
Earthquake (iStock)

A large, magnitude 6.6 earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, the US Geological Survey says.

There is no danger of a Pacific-wide tsunami from the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says.

The quake struck at a depth of 30km and was centred 225km west-southwest of Nilol'skoye, Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia.