Mw 7.7 Northern Kamchatka 20/04/2006 23:25 UTC
News from the BBC:
- The tremor struck at around 1230 (2330 GMT Thursday) in an area 1,000km (625 miles) north of Kamchatka's largest city, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. A school, two nurseries, a hospital and a runway were damaged in one village where power supplies were also hit. US geologists say it was the strongest quake in the area since 1900. Several people suffered light injuries in the village of Tilichiki where most damage was reported, Russian news agencies say.
Information collected by EMSC online questionnaire:
- In Tilichiki (90 km SW of the epicenter), a school and a nursery have been damaged. See below the pictures of the damaged school provided by a witness in Tilichiki.
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