Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred in the northern Kuriles

Seismologists on Thursday registered an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 in the northern Kuriles, told RIA Novosti the seismic "Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk".

"The earthquake occurred on Thursday at 07.27 Sakhalin time (00.27 MSK) Simushir east of the island at a depth of 40 kilometers. Settlements in the tremors were not felt," — said the source.

According to him, there is no death and destruction, the threat of a tsunami has not been announced.

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