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30 Nov 2020 | 05:39 PM UTC

Russia: 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes near Sovetskaya Gavan (Khabarovsk Krai) December 1

6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes near Sovetskaya Gavan (Khabarovsk Krai) on December 1; no initial reports of damages



The US Geological Survey recorded a 6.4-magnitude earthquake 88km (54.6mi) south southeast of Sovetskaya Gavan (Khabarovski Krai) at approximately 08:54 (local time) on Tuesday, December 1. According to the USGS, the quake struck at a depth of 587 km (364.7 mi). There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties. Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks. In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

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