6.3 Magnitude quake hits off Russia's Kuril Islands

  09 October 2018    Read: 1039
6.3 Magnitude quake hits off Russia

An earthquake has been recorded near the Kuril Islands days after the Ebeko volcano on Paramushir Island erupted, according to reports from geophysical services.

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake was recorded near the Kuril Islands on October 9, the Sakhalin branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences geophysical service reported.

"At 6:45 p.m. local time, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake occurred with an epicenter 146 kilometers east of the island of Onekotan. The epicenter depth is 56 kilometers," the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk seismic station representative said.

No tsunami warnings have been issued.

On October 6, the Russian Emergencies Ministry in the far eastern Sakhalin Region reported that a column of ash at a height of 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) had spewed from the Ebeko volcano on Paramushir Island, located in the Russian Kuril Islands archipelago.

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