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  • Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off the Kuril Islands.

    NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Tsunami warning center says strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off the Kuril Islands.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...at00543150.php (6.1 magnitude - preliminary)

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    http://wireupdate.com/wires/1560/str...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.

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      Updated - Strong earthquake hits off Russia’s Kuril Islands - http://wireupdate.com/wires/1562/str...ril-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.

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