A series of earthquakes occurred in the Kuril Islands


Seismologists for the last day recorded three earthquakes in the Kuril Islands, the magnitude of the strongest was 4.8, said on Friday, spokesman of the Far Eastern regional center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

"The first quake of magnitude 3.8 occurred on Thursday morning in the middle Kuril Islands (Iturup). Second magnitude 4.6 in 19.14 Sakhalin time (12.46) at 415 kilometers southwest of the town of North-Kurilsk (island Paramushir). The third earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in 13 minutes, 300 kilometers north-east of the city Kurilsk (Iturup) ", — told the agency RIA "Novosti".

According to the operative duty EMERCOM Russia's Sakhalin region, underground of tremors in the region were not felt.

Victims, destruction, the threat of a tsunami there.

Kuril Islands continuously "shakes" from November 15, 2006. Then, near the island Simushir powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.9. Sakhalin seismologists are concerned about increase in seismic activity on the flanks of the Kuril Islands and do not exclude the possibility of a major earthquake in these areas.

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