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13 Feb 2020 | 05:34 AM UTC

Russia: 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits northeast of Kurilsk (Sakhalin oblast) February 13

.9-magnitude earthquake strikes southwest of Kurilsk (Sakhalin oblast) on February 13; aftershocks possible over the near term



The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.9-magnitude earthquake 92 km (57 mi) northeast of Kurilsk (Sakhalin oblast) at approximately 21:33 (local time) on Thursday, February 13. The quake struck at a depth of 142 km (88 mi). There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. No tsunami warnings were immediately issued.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.  


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks. In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.