From the Kuril Islands earthquake

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Krasnoukhova in photobacteria of the island. Archival photoFrom the Kuril Islands earthquake© RIA Novosti / Sergey Krasnoukhova the image Bank

The earthquake of a magnitude of 5.9 was registered off the coast of the Kuril Islands, told RIA Novosti the Sakhalin branch of the Geophysical service RAS.

«An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 was registered on Monday, 6.26 (22.26 GMT Sunday) from the Kuril Islands. The epicenter of tremors was located in the sea of Okhotsk in the coordinates of 44.5 degrees North and 145.7 East longitude. It is 57 kilometers North-West of the city of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (regional center on the island of Kunashir). The hearth was at a depth of 32 kilometers,» — said the employee of a seismic station «Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk».

According to the source Agency, tremors of 4 points were felt residents of Yuzhno-Kurilsk and up to 3 points in the village Malokurilskoe.

At the same time, the U.S. Geological survey (USGS) reported that, according to her, the earthquake, recorded at 22.26 GMT South-East of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and to the North-East of the Japanese island of Hokkaido, lies at a depth of 8 kilometers. The epicenter, according to USGS, was in the 107,2 kilometers from the city Shibetsu on the island of Hokkaido. At the moment the information on destructions and victims did not arrive.