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Tremors measuring 4-5 felt in Severo-Kurilsk, as quake strikes Kuriles

November 17, 2012, 9:53 UTC+3

There were no victims and no destruction

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VLADIVOSTOK, November 17 (Itar-Tass) — The earthquake that struck the Kuriles on Saturday morning was felt in the city of Severo-Kurilsk, where the tremours measured 4-5. There were no victims and no destruction.

According to the local seismological station, the 6.5-magnitude quake was recorded at 06:13 local time (22:13 Moscow time, November 16).

The quake was felt in Severo-Kurilsk for 60 seconds. Alarmed people ran out of their homes.

During the powerful underground strike, the epicenter of which was located near the southern extremity of Paramushir Island, chandeliers were swinging in flats, dishes fell from tables and broke and doors in wardrobes opened.

The Pacific tsunami monitoring centre on the Hawaii Islands issued a warning about possible local tsunami. The Sakhalin monitoring centre in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk reported that there was no high wave after the quake.



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