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15 of October, 09:18

In the Kuril Islands there were 11 earthquakes
Over the past day in the Kuril Islands there were 11 earthquakes with magnitude from 4.2 to 5.6. According to reliable information the Ministry of emergency situations, in all cases local residents did not feel the underground waves.

In the waters of the Pacific ocean and the sea of Okhotsk near the Kuril Islands, there were 11 earthquakes with magnitude from 4.2 to 5.6, informs "the Russian newspaper" referring to the EMERCOM in the Sakhalin region. 1st push force of 4.2 on the Richter scale instruments recorded on the morning of 15 October in 57 km North-West of Kurilsk on Iturup island.

The last earthquake of magnitude 4,3 happened in addition to europskom coast early on the morning of 15 October. Hearth lies at a depth of 190 km, the epicenter was 268 km North-East of Kurilsk. The remaining 9 earthquakes happened near the island of Paramushir.

Tells that tremors were recorded at intervals from an hour to several hours and lasted more than a day. The most powerful earthquake occurred 200 km southwest of Severo-Kurilsk. Fluctuations with magnitude of 5.6 was recorded at a depth of 45 km.

To the great delight of the local inhabitants did not feel the 11 aftershocks data. The Director of the Sakhalin branch of Geophysical service Russian Academy of Sciences Yuri Levin said that to achieve the desired result of area situation is absolutely normal, nothing to worry about.

"Yesterday was an earthquake of moderate strength with a further aftershock activity in the form of weaker aftershocks. They can last for one to two weeks," he explained. According to reliable information of the Sakhalin rescue calls from the public have been reported, the threat of a tsunami in the Islands is missing.

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