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On Sakhalin there were two powerful earthquakes

На Сахалине произошли два мощных землетрясенияFor ten minutes there was two quakes of 5.4 and 4.1 points.

Near the Kuril Islands, namely, 46 km South-West of Yuzhno-Kurilsk on Friday, October 26, ten minutes has occurred two earthquakes of magnitude 5.4 and 4.1 points. This was reported on the website of the main Department of EMERCOM of Russia across the Sakhalin region.

In particular, the first tremors of magnitude of 5.4 was recorded at 14:04 local time (6:04 Moscow time) at a depth of 26 km.

“The earthquake felt residents of the city of Yuzhno-Kurilsk. According to testimony, amusement of seismosafe made up of three points”, – told in the management of the Russian emergencies Ministry.

At the same time, the second earthquake was registered at 14:14 (6:14 Kyiv time). Its magnitude was 4.1. In Yuzhno-Kurilsk it, like the first, was felt at the level of three points.

According to rescuers, victims and destructions as a result of the tremors no threat of a tsunami was not announced.

As you know, Yuzhno-Kurilsk, the urban – type settlement located on the Southern Kuril Islands – Kunashir. It is home to about 7.7 million people.

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