8.2-Magnitude Quake Hits Russia; Tremors Rattle Moscow and Europe

May 24, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

An 8.2-magnitude quake and tremors were felt across Russia and Europe on Friday, it was reported.

The initial quake struck off the eastern coast of Russia in the morning, causing a brief tsunami warning, reported Reuters.

There was no damage or injuries reported, according to Russian officials.

The enter of the quake was located at depth of 385 miles in the Sea of Okhotsk around 244 miles west of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, said the U.S. Geological Survey.

Oleg Shishkov with Nielsen Finance said via Twitter that his office was “evacuated” in Moscow after aftershocks were felt.

The magnitude of the tremors in Moscow did not register higher than 1 on the Richter scale, state-run Russia Today reported. The broadcaster reported they were felt across Europe.

“The aftershocks occurred in Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow, in Europe–for instance, in Romania. Almost the entire continent was shaken,” Anatoly Tsygankov, with the Hydrometeorological and Environmental agency, was quoted by RT as saying.

The Associated Press reported that tremors are very rare in Moscow, with the last recorded instance taking place in 1977.

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