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Far Eastern earthquake hits Moscow
May 24, 2013, 10:29 am

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Tremors were felt in Moscow, over six thousand miles away [Getty images]

An earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale hit Russia’s Far East early Friday.

The earthquake’s epicentre was in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka Peninsula at the depth of 608 kilometres, but tremors were felt in Moscow, over six thousand miles away.

According to preliminary information, the whole continent shook and tremors were felt in Russia’s neighbouring countries.

Russian scientists say the quake wave came to Moscow via Romania, but no unusual activity is suspected yet, as the quake was very deep and the tremors were far-reaching.

However, no damage or injuries were reported across Russia.

Some buildings were evacuated in the capital, as a safety precaution.

Many Russian households informed emergency services of vibration and tremors that caused furniture and kitchen utensils to move.

The last earthquake that hit Moscow was in March 1977.

Daria Chernyshova

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