6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Russia on Tuesday Morning

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An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude struck Russia on Tuesday morning. The earthquake was reported 89 km south-east of Sovetskaya Gavan’, Russia. As per the German Research Centre for Geoscience (GFZ) on December 1, the earthquake hit the place at 7.54 am local time at a depth of 585 km. The relative depth might have tempered the magnitude.

United States Geological Survey (USGS) also reported the earthquake and listed it it at the magnitude of 6.4. While reporting the same earthquake, Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) included it at 6.4 magnitude, magnitude 6.3 reported by Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 6.0.

“An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter Scale hit 88 km south-southeast of Sovetskaya Gavan in Russia at 22:54:34 UTC (4:24 am IST),” said USGS Earthquake.

Earthquakes of this magnitude are reported by more than one agency and reports vary from one to another. Towns and cities that might have felt the shake are as follows- Sovetskaya Gavan’ (pop. 29,700) located 89 km from the epicentre, Vanino (pop. 18,600) 103 km away, Uglegorsk (pop. 12,700) 133 km away, and Shakhtersk (pop. 10,100) 144 km away.

Just two weeks ago Russian Antarctic station was rattled by an earthquake of 6.0 magnitude.

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