1 January 2013, 17:54

Earthquake on Kuril Islands

Earthquake on Kuril Islands

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake occurred on the Kuril Islands on Tuesday night.

According to the geophysical service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the epicentre was in the Bussol’ Strait between the uninhabited islands of Urup and Simushir and the seismic focus lay at the depth of 50km.

This was the first earthquake in Russia in 2013.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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