5.1 Earthquakes Hits Russia

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake rattled the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake struck at 9:05 a.m. Sunday local time (2205 GMT Saturday), some 8.7 kilometres (5.4 miles) below the surface, the USGS said. The USGS said the quake hit some 148 kilometres (91 miles) southeast Port-Vila, Vanuatu and about 1,864 kilometres (1,158 miles) northeast Brisbane, Australia.

5.1 earthquake, 120km south of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia has been reported today. Severo-Kuril’sk isIn the northern part of the Kuril islands on the island of Paramushir.

A 5.1 earthquake is considered moderate. No details of damage or injuries are available at this time.

written by Kevin Reid

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