Strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes northeastern Russia

Thursday, February 14, 2013
By Paul Martin
February 14, 2013

MOSCOW – A strong 6.8 (6.6 USGS) magnitude earthquake shook Thursday the remote and largely uninhabited Sakha region in Russia’s Far East, ITAR-TASS quoted the local emergency ministry service as saying. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake, whose epicenter was recorded 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of the village of Ust-Nera. The quake struck 10 kilometres (six miles) below ground at 5:13 Moscow time, the Sakha emergency ministry said. –Times of India

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