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Kuriles rocked just two tremors

June 26 2008

Over the past day in the Kuril Islands have been two earthquakes. Scientists have described the parameters of these strokes disaster, and rescue workers - about the consequences.

Thus, the first earthquake occurred at 96.5 km south-east of the island Shiashkotan. The earthquake was recorded at a depth of 40 km with a magnitude of 4.2 on the Richter scale. A few minutes later in the same area there was another quake - already at a depth of 160 km with a magnitude of 3.8 points.

According to the report of the operations duty officer of the Main Emergency Management Russia's Sakhalin region, both of these earthquakes in the region was not felt. Casualties, destruction, the threat of a tsunami there, reported Pravda.Ru.

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