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Earthquake of magnitude 5 points occurs in South Kurils

January 06, 2013, 5:16 UTC+3

The quake has caused no casualties or damage

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VLADIVOSTOK, January 6 (Itar-Tass) — There was an earthquake measuring 5.0 points in the South Kurils on Sunday morning. The quake epicentre was located about 35 kilometres northeast of the Shikotan Island, the seismic focus was at a depth of 100 kilometres, Sakhalin seismologists reported.

In the Krabozavodskoye and Malokurilskoye settlements on the Shikotan Island the earthquake had the magnitude of 2.0-3.0 points, in the town of Yuzhno-Kurilsk on the Kunashir Island – 2.0 points.

Head of Malokurilskoye Lev Sedykh told Itar-Tass that when the earthquake hit hanging items were swinging in homes of the local residents for about 15 seconds and dishes in the closets were clanking. The quake has caused no casualties or damage.

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