Two earthquakes registered near Kurile range, Kamchatka

September 3, 2009 10:12 pm 

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, Sept. 4 — Two earthquakes were registered overnight at the Kurile range and Kamchatka in the Russian Far East.

The Russian Geophysical Service said underground earthquake force 4.9 Richter scale was registered at a depth of 50 kilometers in the central part of the Kurile range close to uninhabited islands.

The earthquake at the eastern coast of Kamchatka was force 4.6 at a depth of 70 kilometers.

Late on Thursday an earthquake force 3.5 was also reported in the area of South Kurile Islands.

There were no reports about the aftermath. (PNA/Itar-Tass)

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