The southern Kuril Islands earthquake of a magnitude of 4.4

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in fotoangelo Yuzhno-Kurilsk on Kunashir island of the Kurils. Archival photoThe southern Kuril Islands earthquake of a magnitude of 4.4© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Tecnocovering the image Bank

An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 recorded on Wednesday in 12.26 (04.26 GMT) from the Kuril island Kunashir, told RIA Novosti the regional information-processing centre of the Sakhalin branch of the geophysical service RAS.

«An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 recorded at 12.26 (04.26 GMT) environment in the Kuril island of Kunashir. The epicenter of earthquake was located off the Pacific coast of Kunashir in the coordinates 43.3 degrees North latitude and 146.3 degrees East longitude. It’s 90 kilometers South-East of South Kurilsk. The depth of the hypocenter was 10 kilometers,» — said the head of the seismic station «Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk» Elena Semenova.

According to island seismologists, tremors of 3 points were felt residents of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, got Hot and Lagoon beach, 2 points in the village Malokurilskoe on Shikotan. According to Semenova, tsunami risk there, as the magnitude did not exceed the threshold for an alert.

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