5.4-magnitude quake strikes Southern Kuril Islands of Russia
A 5.4-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday near Russia’s Southern Kuril Islands, but no tsunami threat has been issued.
"A magnitude 5.2 earthquake was registered on Tuesday, at 12:36 p.m. local time [01:36 GMT]. Its epicenter was located ... 50 kilometers [31 miles] to the southeast of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, the administrative center, [located] on the Kunashir Island. The seismic center was located at the depth of 79 kilometers [49 miles]," head of the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk seismic station Elena Semenova said.
According to Semenova, the residents of the Yuzhno-Kurilsk and Malokurilskoye had felt the tremors.
Neither injuries nor damage has been reported.
The tremor was felt in Japan’s Nemuro city in northeastern Hokkaido and some other adjacent areas, according to the weather agency.
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