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The Kuril Islands shocked two earthquakes at once

The Kuril Islands shocked two earthquakes at once
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In the Pacific Ocean, two earthquakes occurred near the Kuril Islands. Tremors were felt by residents of the city of Kurilsk on the island of Iturup.

As the Interfax, with reference to the Sakhalin branch of the Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the first earthquake occurred around noon local time at a depth of 39 km. The magnitude at the epicenter was 4,9 points.

In just half an hour, seismic activity was recorded repeatedly, at a depth of 33 km with a magnitude of 5,2 score. The event was felt on Iturup Island with a magnitude of two points. There were no casualties or destruction, no tsunami threat was declared.