Chukotka is an autonomous region of Russia located in the Far East. A large number of small earthquakes have previously been recorded in the region by seismic authorities.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred in Russia’s Chukotka region, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported. The quake occurred at 8:38 UTC, 416 kilometres southwest of Chukotka’s administrative centre Anadyr and 2,891 kilometres from Sapporo, Japan.
No information on casualties or damage has been reported so far. The earthquake occured at a depth of 10 kilometres.