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Quake of magnitude 5,3 points occurs at North Kurils

July 20, 2012, 8:52 UTC+3

No casualties or damage have been reported

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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, July 20 (Itar-Tass) — There has been an earthquake with a magnitude 5.3 points in the Pacific Ocean near the North Kuril Islands. No casualties or damage have been reported, a tsunami alert has not been announced, the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences told Itar-Tass.

The earth tremor was recorded at 15:40, Friday, Kamchatka Time (07:40 MSK). The epicentre of the quake was located 175 kilometres southeast of the town of Severo-Kurilsk on the Paramushir Island. The seismic centre was at a depth of 45.6 kilometres under the seabed.

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