Quake Hits Russia’s Kuril Islands

0 Shares

SEVERO-KURIL’SK, Russia, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck near Russian’s Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean Thursday morning, U.S. seismologists said.

The temblor that struck at 9:51 EDT was centered 142 miles south/southwest of Severo-Kuril’sk, about 1100 miles northeast of Tokyo, the U.S. Geological Survey said in a release.

The depth was estimated at about 30 miles, making it a shallow quake, the USGS said.

There were no reports of damage or injuries and no tsunami alert was issued.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Join the Discussion

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.