2006 Kamchatka earthquakes

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Coordinates: 61°04′30″N 167°05′06″E / 61.075°N 167.085°E / 61.075; 167.085

The 2006 Kamchatka earthquakes were a series of powerful earthquakes that started on April 20, 2006 at 23:25 UTC (April 21, 2006 at 12:25 PM local time) as a major quake with moment magnitude of 7.6.[1] The hypocenter was located near the coast of Koryak Autonomous Okrug at 61.075°N, 167.085°E at an estimated depth of 22 km, as reported preliminarily by the USGS. This major quake caused damage in three villages and was followed by a number of aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 4.3 to 5.1.

The next strong 6.6 quake struck on Saturday, April 29 at 16:58 UTC (April 30, 2006 at 5:58 AM local time). It too was followed by a number of strong and medium quakes days after with the magnitude ranging from 4.3 to 5.0.

These earthquakes caused no deaths; however, 40 people were reported injured and about 1,000 people were since evacuated. Several diesel electric power stations and block and concrete buildings sustained damage.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Magnitude 7.6 - Koryakia, Russia". Earthquakes Hazards Program. United States Geological Survey. April 20, 2006. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006. Retrieved 3 May 2006. 

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