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Strong earthquake wakes Sakhalin residents

Strong earthquake wakes Sakhalin residents
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On the night of January 9-10, residents of the central part of Sakhalin Island were awakened by a strong earthquake. According to people, chandeliers swayed in the houses, glass and doors shook.

Tremors of magnitude up to four points were felt in the village of Onor, Smirnykhovsky District, Sakhalin Region. It is reported Interfax with reference to specialists from the branch of the Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of five km and 73 km north-west of the Smirnykh district center, where underground vibrations were also felt.

As a result of the night incident, no one was hurt. Specialists did not find structural damage, the tsunami threat, according to the Ministry of Emergencies, was not announced in the region.