: Earthquake reported in eastern Ukraine

12:45 Aug. 7, 2016

Earthquake reported in eastern Ukraine

A seismologist points to Richter scale graphs after a strong earthquake (AP photo)

Residents of Donetsk, Dnipro and Mariupol felt the shocks of 4.6 magnitude quake 

UPDATE: Ukraine's State Emergency Service said the earthquake was most felt in Mariupol, there are no reports of injuries or major damage.

On Sunday morning residents of Ukraine's eastern cities of Donetsk, Dnipro and Mariupol took to social media to report about an earthquake that shook their homes.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) confirmed that a 4.6 magnitude quake really took place in Donbas.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km south of Donetsk and 21 km north of the village of Stary Krym.



GEOFON seismological network said the quake was at 10 km depth with the magnitude 4.7 according to the Richter scale.



US geological Survey said the earthquake took place just 2 km away from the Azov port city of Mariupol.

Last time the quake hit Mariupol about 30 year ago.


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