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Zerozx
February 6th, 2010, 12:07 AM
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Tsunami warning center says strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off the Kuril Islands.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/at00543150.php (6.1 magnitude - preliminary)

Zerozx
February 6th, 2010, 12:29 AM
http://wireupdate.com/wires/1560/strong-earthquake-hits-off-russias-kuril-islands/


KURIL'SK, KURIL ISLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the the Kuril Islands in Russia's Sakhalin Oblast region on Saturday afternoon, seismologists said.

The earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.1, struck about 262 miles east-northeast from Kuril'sk on the Kuril Islands at a depth of 32.9 miles.

No tsunami warnings were issued following the earthquake.

A seismologist at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said a quake of this magnitude is usually "no concern" for this particular area.

Zerozx
February 6th, 2010, 12:50 AM
Updated - Strong earthquake hits off Russia’s Kuril Islands - http://wireupdate.com/wires/1562/strong-earthquake-hits-off-russias-kuril-islands-2/


KURIL'SK, KURIL ISLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the the Kuril Islands in Russia's Sakhalin Oblast region on Saturday afternoon, seismologists said. There was no damage.

The earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.1, struck about 262 miles east-northeast from Kuril'sk on the Kuril Islands at a depth of 32.9 miles. It happened at 3.45 p.m. local time.

Based on the location and depth, there was no tsunami risk or a potential for damage.

A seismologist at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said a quake of this magnitude is usually "no concern" for this particular area, which is often struck by strong earthquakes.