6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Kuril Islands

Monday, September 10, 2012
By Paul Martin

September 9, 2012

KURIL ISLANDS – On Sunday, two earthquakes hit Kuril Islands in the Russian Far East. The first quake of 6.0 point magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded near the island of Paramushir, says seismological station in the city of Severo-Kurilsk. Glass-ware ringed in cupboards for ten seconds, and ceiling lamps rocked. The second earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 points in Richter scale took place in the deep-water Kurilo-Kamchatka trench. The epicenter was located 270 kilometers east of the city of Kurilsk on the island of Iturup. There was no tsunami warning. –VOR

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