The peninsula is located in a seismically active zone of the Pacific, known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes.

An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck Russia's Kamchatka peninsula, according to the German Research Centre for Geosciences.

The epicentre of the quake was situated at a depth of 320 km (199 miles), about 22 kilometres from the settlement of Esso. At the moment, there is no official information about possible victims or damages from the tremor.