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A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sakhlin Oblast, Russia.

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Four hours ago the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a 6.0-magnitude earthquake in the North Pacific Ocean, 229 km south of Severo-Kuril’sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia at a depth of 45km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

The earthquake was most likely not felt by a lot of people since the area is sparsely populated. The closest town is Severo-Kuril’sk, located 229km from the epicenter (pop.2,420). More details to follow.

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