Earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred in the southern Kurils

Seismologists on Thursday recorded an earthquake in the southern Kurils, reports GUMCHS Sakhalin Oblast.

"An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 recorded at 08:35 am Sakhalin time (01.35 MSK). Coordinates quake — 42.9 north latitude, 145.7 east longitude (127 kilometers south of the village of South Kuril)," — said in a statement.

It also noted that the strength of tremor was up 3 points, the earthquake was felt on Shikotan (in villages and Krabozavodskoe Malokurilskoye) and Kunashir Island (in the town of Yuzhno-Kurilsk). No tsunami threat.

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