Moscow, Dec 4 : A 5.3-magnitude earthquake occurred on Wednesday in the area of Russia's Southern Kuril Islands.
"A 5.3-magnitude earthquake was registered on Wednesday, at 10:25 [23:25 GMT on Tuesday]. Its epicenter was located at a point with coordinates 43,1 degrees north and 148.2 degrees east, 221 kilometers [137 miles] to the east of Yuzhno-Kurilsk, the administrative center [located] on the Kunashir Island. The epicenter was located at the depth of 12 kilometers [7.4 miles]", Elena Semenova, the head of the Sakhalin seismological station, told new agency Sputnik.
According to her, there has been no tsunami alert. (UNI)