A magnitude-5.0 earthquake has been reported in the southeastern area of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula at around 04:11 July 27. The epicenter was about 9 km (6 miles) north-northwest of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The tremor occurred at a depth of about 140 km (87 miles) and light shaking was felt throughout the southeastern area of the peninsula. There have not been any initial reports of damage or casualties due to the earthquake; significant damage is unlikely. It could take several hours until authorities can conduct comprehensive damage assessments, especially in remote areas. Light aftershocks are likely over the coming days.
The Russian government has temporarily shut down affected transportation infrastructure in the tremor zone to check for damage. Minor disruptions could occur during shutdowns, but service will likely resume quickly if no damage is found. Utility outages are possible, particularly near the earthquake’s epicenter.
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