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Tsunami alarm announced in the Kuril Islands after the earthquake
In the North Kuril region of the Sakhalin region, a tsunami threat was announced. It can happen due to an earthquake that happened in the Pacific Ocean.
According to the regional Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergencies, the earthquake source was located at a depth of 250 km southwest of Severo-Kurilsk. Its magnitude was 7,2 points. Seismic events were felt in Severo-Kurilsk. According to preliminary data, there are no injuries and destruction. Now there is a commission for checking life support facilities.
According to the rescuers' forecast, the wave will reach the Kuril Islands at approximately 15:04 local time. Residents are asked not to panic; all operational services in the Sakhalin Oblast are ready to respond.