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Quake fixed in Russian Far East, no tsunami danger

March 14, 2012, 14:48 UTC+3
A quake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale was fixed 388 kilometers southeast of the settlement of Malokurilskoye at 20:11 Sakhalin time
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MOSCOW, March 14 (Itar-Tass) — A moderate quake was fixed on Wednesday in the Pacific Ocean off Russia’s Far East, there is no danger of tsunami, a source from the press service of the emergencies ministry’s department in the Sakhalin region told Tass by telephone.

A quake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale was fixed 388 kilometers southeast of the settlement of Malokurilskoye at 20:11 Sakhalin time, the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk seismic station reported. “It was felt in several settlements,” the source said.

Earth tremors measured three to four on the Richter scale in the Yuzhno-Kurilsk district, and two to three on the Richter scale in the Kurilsk district.

“There were no casualties or destruction. There is no tsunami danger for the Russian coast,” sources from the regional emergencies ministry said, asking residents and visitors of these regions to stay calm.

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