6.2 magnitude quake strikes east of Kuril Islands

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The quake occurred at 05:10 GMT east of the Kuril Islands, Russia, at a depth of 10 kilometers. No immediate information about a possible tsunami has been reported.

Three minor tremors near Russia’s Kuril Islands preceded the earthquake, all of them not exceeding 4.7-magnitude. The most powerful took place some 440 kilometers northwest of Paramushir Island at a depth of 33 kilometers.

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Tremors have also been registered at Japan’s second largest Hokkaido Island and the country’s biggest Honshu Island.

Japanese nuclear installations report no incidents at the country’s energy facilities.