Magnitude 6.6 quake hits off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula

A large, magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit in the Pacific Ocean off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, on March 20, 2016.
A large, magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit in the Pacific Ocean off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, on March 20, 2016. PHOTO: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A large, magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit in the Pacific Ocean off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, the US Geological Survey said on Sunday (March 20).

There was no danger of a Pacific-wide tsunami from the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The quake struck at a depth of 30km and was centered 225km west-southwest of Nilol'skoye, Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia, the USGS said.

It said on its website that perceived shaking on the peninsula was light with no damage expected.