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Quake strikes Pacific area off Kuriles, tremours felt in Kurilsk

April 19, 2013, 8:45 UTC+3
The epicentre was at a depth of 160 km
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MOSCOW, April 19 (Itar-Tass) – An earthquake struck an area off the Kuriles. There is no tsunami threat, the Russian Emergencies Ministry told Itar-Tass.

A 6.7-magnitude quake struck an area in the Pacific 240 km northeast of the settlement of Kurisk, the Sakhalin Region, at 07:05 Moscow time. The epicentre was at a depth of 160 km, a ministry source said. Earth tremours measuring up to 4.0 were felt in Kurilsk.


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