Magnitude 6.7 Siberian Quake Causes No Damage

February 17, 2013

Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry says that a magnitude 6.7 earthquake has hit a sparsely populated area in Eastern Siberia. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The ministry said in a statement that the epicenter of Thursday’s quake was located in the province of Yakutia at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.3 miles). It said the temblor was barely felt in populated areas.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake at 1353 GMT had a magnitude of 6.6.

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