Earthquake frightened residents Kurils

Earthquake frightened residents KurilsA strong earthquake, which occurred on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean off the Kuril Islands, caused no damage and without affecting the livelihood of businesses Severo-Kurilsk, but scared people. People rushed from their homes, were told that the apartments were swinging chandeliers, the tables fell and hit her dishes.

According to the Geophysical Service of the United States, an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the Kuril Islands in 161 km from the North-Kurilsk.

According to the seismic "Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk" jolt magnitude of 6.5. The earthquake occurred at 04.12 local time on Saturday (22.12 Friday MSK). Hearth lies at a depth 4.9 km.

"The element has not caused in loss of life and do not disrupt the business of life support. Underground of impulse is not broken power supply, communications work, boiler rooms," — said the representative of the seismic "Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk".

According to him, did not respond to the earthquake and volcano Ebeko, which is located at the foot of the North-Kurilsk. Sakhalin Tsunami Warning Center said that a big wave after the earthquake were observed.

"According to a report from the North-Kurilsk, residents in the early morning for a minute felt a push force 4-5. Frightened people fled their homes, running out into the street, the apartments were swinging chandeliers, the tables fell and hit her dishes," — said the source.

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