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No damage reported in Kurilsk after earthquake

April 19, 2013, 10:49 UTC+3

All the life-support systems work as normal

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VLADIVOSTOK, April 19 (Itar-Tass) – The city of Kurilsk on Iturup Island has withstood the powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck neighboring uninhabited Irup Island. The quake was recorded at 14:06 local time (07:06 Moscow time). The second 5.7-magnitude tremour was recorded ten minutes after the first.

All the life-support systems work as normal. There are no victims and no damage, the city administration told Itar-Tass.

According to the Kurilsk seismological station, a quake measuring 6.0 was felt in the city. Everything shook in homes for 40-60 seconds. People ran outside. For the present, all the residents have returned into their homes.

According to the Japanese meteorological agency that is also a seismological service, the Kuril earthquake measured 7.0. According to the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk seismological station, it measured 6.7, and 4.0 tremours were felt on the islands of Kunashir and Shikotan.


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