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The earthquake occurred in the Kuril Islands

The earthquake occurred in the Kuril Islands
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A palpable earthquake occurred near the city of Kurilsk and the village of Reydovo in the Sakhalin Region. The distance to the settlements from the epicenter was 121 km and 108 km, respectively.

According to the regional GU Ministry of Emergencies, an earthquake of 5,4 points occurred in the afternoon. Residents of Kurilsk and Raidovo felt tremors with a strength of about three points. No one was hurt, no damage was revealed. Emergencies Ministry experts also do not predict tsunamis.

Now the task force of municipal employees, rescuers and firefighters are inspecting buildings and structures for damage. If necessary, residents are encouraged to contact emergency services by phone 112.

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