7.2 earthquake on the southern Kuriles


SOUTH SAKHALINSK, April 8 — RIA Novosti. Seismologists on Friday registered a magnitude 7.2 quake in the southern Kurils, victims and destructions, told RIA Novosti the EMERCOM of Russia on the Sakhalin area.

"The earthquake occurred at 1.34 Sakhalin time (18.34 MSK) in 643 kilometers southeast of the village of South Kuril at a depth of 33 kilometers," — said the source.

According to him, the loss of life and no tsunami alert has not been announced.

Two people were killed and 132 injured in a strong earthquake of magnitude 7.4, occurred Thursday night in northeast Japan. Immediately after the earthquake were distributed warning about the threat of a tsunami in the north-east coast of the country. One and a half hours after the earthquake warning was lifted.

After the earthquake in different parts of Miyagi and Ibaraki prefectures occurred outage. A number of cities were marked fire.

The devastating magnitude 9 earthquake occurred in northeastern Japan on March 11, triggering a tsunami height of 10 meters. According to the latest data, the number of people killed in the disaster exceeded 12.6 thousand. Considered to be missing about 15 thousand people. Because of the disaster broke the cooling system at the plant "Fukushima-1", the station there were several explosions and leaks of radiation.

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