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Minor earthquake registered in middle of Kuril Ridge

January 24, 2012, 16:15 UTC+3
No earth tremors were felt on populated islands of the Kuril Ridge
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VLADIVOSTOK, January 24 (Itar-Tass) — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has been registered in the middle of the Kuril Ridge in Russia’s Far East, a spokesman for the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences said on Tuesday.

According to the service, the epicentre of the quake rested at a depth of 33 kilometers near the Ushishir uninhibited islands.

No earth tremors were felt on populated islands of the Kuril Ridge.

Seismologists classify earthquakes measuring less or slightly more than four points on the Richter scale as minor quakes that generally cause no damage.

 

 

 

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