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Recorded in the Kuril Islands at once seven earthquakes

March 4 2008

Over the past days on the Kurile Islands, a series of powerful aftershocks. Scientists of the Geophysical Survey RAS recorded earthquakes of magnitude 4 to about 7 on the Richter scale.

The first earthquake occurred at 75.5 km southeast of the island of Simushir - at a depth of 80 km with a magnitude of 4.5. Behind him in the same area, followed by five aftershocks with magnitudes between 4 and 6.8 points.

Operational duty EMERCOM of Russia in the Sakhalin region, said that all these earthquakes in the region was not felt. Casualties, destruction, the threat of a tsunami there.

However, this earthquake is not finished. Last night in the 43.4 km southeast of Etorofu was registered another quake with a magnitude of 4.8 points. This earthquake was felt in Malokurilske - with the power of 3 points. Casualties, destruction, the threat of a tsunami and no reports

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