<P class=MsoNormal dir=rtl style="MARGIN: 5pt 0cm; DIRECTION: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; TEXT-ALIGN: left; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none" align=left><SPAN style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">Quake shakes off Kamchat
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, A moderate underwater earthquake, measuring 4.8 points on the Richter scale, occurred in Avachinsky bay off <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Russia's Kamchatka peninsula at 6:36 am, Moscow time, on Wednesday, an operative duty officer of the department for civil defence and emergency situations of the Kamchatka region told Itar-Tass.
The earthquake epicentre was located approximately 80 kilometres east of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Tremours measuring 3 points on the Richter scale were felt in the Kamchatka regional centre.
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