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Quake of 5,3 point magnitude rocks centre of Kurils

February 05, 2013, 11:14 UTC+3
The first jolt was recorded at night, the second - early in the morning
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VLADIVOSTOK, February 5 (Itar-Tass) – There has been an earthquake with the magnitude of 5.3 points in the centre of the Kuril Islands on Tuesday afternoon. Its epicentre was located on the Pacific side of the uninhabited island of Urup, the seismic focus was at a depth of 50 kilometres, the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) reported.

This seismic activity on Tuesday was preceded by two earth tremors with the magnitudes of 3.9 - 4.0 points. The first jolt was recorded at night, the second - early in the morning.

According to the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry’s (EMERCOM) main department for the Sakhalin Region, the earthquakes were not felt in populated localities on the Kurils and there was no tsunami threat.

 

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