7.2 Earthquake Strikes Russia

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A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck 91km N of Yelizovo, Russia.

There are no immediate reports of injury or damage.

7.2 Earthquake Russia


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  1. 91km (57mi) N of Yelizovo, Russia
  2. 107km (66mi) N of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
  3. 119km (74mi) N of Vilyuchinsk, Russia
  4. 776km (482mi) SE of Magadan, Russia
  5. 2504km (1556mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

Yelizovo (Russian: Е́лизово) is a town in Kamchatka Krai, Russia, located on the Avacha River 32 kilometers (20 mi) northwest of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Population approximately 40,000.

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The town’s most notable claim to fame is serving as the host for Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport, the largest airport on Kamchatka. A major Soviet space telemetry station, NIP-6, was also located nearby. h/t wikipedia

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