6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Russia's far East: USGS

6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Russia's far East: USGS

Moscow, Russia (Reuters): Strong earthquake of 6.9 magnitude struck near Komandorskiye Ostrava in Russia's far East on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.


The quake struck at a depth of about 33 km (20 miles) just off the coast in the Bering Sea. It was originally recorded with a magnitude of 7.0.

There was no tsunami threat after the quake, according to the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.