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Major quake hits region of Okhotsk Sea

world Updated: Jul 05, 2008 09:11 IST

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A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 hit the region of the Sea of Okhotsk early on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported.

The epicentre of the quake, at a depth of 605 kilometres, was said to be 384 kilometres (239 miles) west-northwest of the Russian far eastern city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. It occurred at 0212 GMT, the USGS said.