Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
Prominent Russian adventurer Konyukhov to take samples from Mariana Trench floorSociety & Culture January 20, 19:15
Gazprom CEO says North Stream-2 pipeline proves relevanceBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:10
More survivors found in avalanche-hit Italian hotel — mediaWorld January 20, 18:48
Donald Trump takes office as 45th US PresidentWorld January 20, 18:21
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.