Southern Kuriles earthquake with magnitude 4.5

VLADIVOSTOK, February 1. / Itar-Tass Leonid Vinogradov /. Southern Kuriles today 4.5 magnitude earthquake. According to the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, tectonic upheavals recorded at a depth of 150 km below the bottom of the Sea of Okhotsk in the Strait of Catherine separating Iturup and Kunashir.

The epicenter was located 115 km west of the city Kurilsk and 350 km south-east of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

According to seismologists, urban Sakhalin earthquake was not felt, no tsunami threat. Catastrophic wave can be generated in the sea in underground hit with a magnitude of at least 7.0.

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