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2008-07-22 13:55:00

Emergency officials said on Tuesday that at least 30 hungry bears have trapped a group of geologists at their remote survey site in Russia's far east after killing two of their co-workers last week. A spokesman for the Kamchatka emergency services ministry said the team of geologists on Russia's seismically active Kamchatka peninsula refused to leave their camp after the bears showed up. "In the interests of safety they didn't come out to work "” the people are scared by the invasion of...

2006-04-21 01:02:40

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A major earthquake struck the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's Far East on Friday, damaging some buildings and slightly injuring a few people in the remote region, the Emergencies Ministry said. The 7.7 magnitude tremor occurred at 12:25 p.m. local time (2325 GMT Thursday) roughly 7.8 miles underground, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site. The initial quake was followed by 10 aftershocks with magnitudes ranging between 4.5 and 6.1, according to the...

2006-04-20 23:42:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.7. earthquake struck the Kamchatka peninsula in Russian Siberia, 3,930 miles north/northeast of Moscow, on Friday, The U.S. Geological Survey said. The temblor, which occurred at 12:25 p.m. local time (2325 GMT Thursday), was located 125 miles northeast of Il'pyrskiy at a depth of roughly 7.8 miles, the survey said on its Web site. The initial quake was followed by nine aftershocks in the region with magnitudes ranging between 4.5 and 5.4,...

2005-08-06 01:11:20

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A British underwater rescue vehicle was airlifted on Saturday to Russia's Kamchatka peninsula to join efforts to save the crew of a mini-submarine stranded on the floor of the Pacific, RIA news agency said. RIA quoted a Russian military spokesman in Kamchatka as saying the British transport plane that delivered the Scorpio -- a remote-controlled underwater vehicle capable of descending 925 meters (3,035 feet) -- was being unloaded in the regional capital...


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