Sunday, September 18, 2011

Four earthquakes hit Russia's Kuril Islands within 2 hours - 17th Sept 2011

Four earthquakes were registered nearby the Kuril Islands in Russia's Far East, a spokesman of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Sakhalin region said on Saturday.

"The first earthquake of 7.1 magnitude was registered at 6:35 Sakhalin time (12:35 GMT) 460 km south-east of the city of Yuzhno-Kurilsk. Three earthquakes of 5.8, 6 and 5.9 magnitude were reported at 7:10, 8:09 and 8:38 (Sakhalin time), respectively," the spokesman told RIA Novosti.

Epicenters were located in the Pacific Ocean and the earthquakes were not felt in the region.

There is no tsunami threat, said the spokesman. Source

NOTE: This was brought to our attention by a reader, I have yet to confirm this information to be correct and will be checking the stations and hopefully have confirmation regarding these quakes soon.

UPDATE; I have checked the Stations, these 4 Earthquakes are the earthquakes which hit in succession off the East Coast of Honshu on the 16th September 2011. The article from above is incorrect.