4.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in northern Kuriles

Tuesday night, seismologists recorded an earthquake in the Kuril Islands, told RIA Novosti seismic Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. "The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Pacific Ocean near the uninhabited island Simushir, at a depth of 50 kilometers," — said the source. He said no casualties or damage, no tsunami threat.


According to Sakhalin seismologists happened last week earthquake in Japan affect the seismic activity in the Kuril-Kamchatka region.


"On Thursday, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Sakhalin branch will be a meeting of the Expert Council on earthquake prediction, seismic hazard assessment and risk. It will discuss the situation with the possibility of strong seismic events in the Far East — Russia," the spokesman said.


9 magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan on March 11, it caused a tsunami more than ten meters. The epicenter was located 373 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, his focus lies at a depth of 24 kilometers. Soon, in the same area several more powerful aftershocks above magnitude 6.

Source: rian.ru.

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