The Kuril Islands earthquake with magnitude 5.0

Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred on Saturday morning on the Kuril Islands, said Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The earthquake lies at a depth of 100 km, the epicenter was located on the eastern side of the strait Vries separating Iturup and Urup, ITAR-TASS reported.

From the epicenter to the nearest town, city Kurilsk on Iturup, about 150 km. According to local seismologists tectonic impact on the inhabited islands of the Kuril not felt, no tsunami threat.

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