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A strong earthquake could damage residential buildings in the Kuril Islands

A strong earthquake could damage residential buildings in the Kuril Islands
Photo: sakhalin.gov.ru

In the Kuril Islands, residential homes and social facilities are being examined for possible structural damage. On February 13, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6,4 occurred in the Pacific Ocean, the consequences of which can still occur in settlements.

The situation is under the control of the governor of the Sakhalin region. Response groups have been created from employees of local administrations and rescue workers. 28 people, using ten pieces of equipment, inspect buildings, bridges, roads. They are conducting explanatory work with the population. Tremors were felt by residents of Kurilsk, Raidovo, Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Krabozavodsky and Malokurilsky. 

Chandeliers and furniture swayed in the apartments, dishes fell to the floor, some citizens ran out into the street in fear. At the moment, damage to the housing stock has not been found. No casualties, no tsunami threat was announced.

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