Two earthquakes occurred in the past days in the Sakhalin region

© Photo: Andrei Gritsenkoemletryasenie magnitude 4.5 occurred on Saturday morning in the Sakhalin region, no casualties or damage, the press service of the Far Eastern Regional Centre (DVRTS) Russian Emergencies Ministry.

According to authorities, the tremors have been recorded in the 84 kilometers southeast of the village Malokurilskoye that within 144 kilometers southeast of the city of Yuzhno-Kurilsk. The epicenter was located at a depth of 82 kilometers.

"This earthquake was felt in the region in the village Malokurilskoye force to 1-2 points. Victims, destruction, no threat of a tsunami," — said a duty officer EMERCOM Russia's Sakhalin region.

Last Friday, at 21.55 local time, an earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred 300 kilometers southwest of the town of North-Kurilsk. The epicenter of earthquake was at a depth of 160 kilometers. On Sakhalin Island is the earthquake was not felt.

9 magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan on March 11, it caused a tsunami more than ten meters. As a result, killed more than 12,000 people, more than 15,000 people are still missing. After the disaster at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" because of a failure of the cooling system, there were several explosions and radiation leaks.

Last Thursday, in Japan there was another earthquake of magnitude 7.4. According to the channel NHK, three people were killed and 132 were injured.

Source: http://eco.rian.ru/natural/20110409/362598626.html

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