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A magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit Russia’s Far Eastern Southern Kuril Islands on Thursday, a spokesman for the Sakhalin branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Geophysical Service told TASS.

Earth tremors of up to four-point magnitude were felt in a number of settlements on the Southern Kuril Islands.

"The epicentre of the earthquake was located 127 kilometres south of the Iturup Island at a depth of 51 kilometres," the spokesman said.

No tsunami warning was issued. According to the press service of the Russian emergencies ministry’s Sakhalin department, no casualties or damages were reported.

2017.06.22 / 13:18
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