| 19 April 2024, Friday |

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Russia’s Kuril Islands

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit near the Kuril Islands in the Russian Sakhalin region on Tuesday, the Russian seismologists reported.

The tremor occurred at 9:45 a.m. Moscow time (0645GMT), said the Sakhalin branch of the Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

“The epicenter of the earthquake was located 107 kilometers (66.5 miles) east of Onekotan Island at a depth of 78 km (48.5 mi),” the seismic station said.

There was no damage or no casualties reported. No tsunami alert was announced.

  • Anadolu Agency