2020 Kuril Islands earthquake

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On March 25, 2020, at 1:49 pm, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck 136 miles south-southeast[1] of the town of Severo-Kurilsk, Kuril Islands, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia.[2] The quake came at a depth of 59 km (37 miles) and about 1,400 km northeast of Sapporo, Japan. No casualties were initially reported. Tsunami warnings were issued at first, but were later rescinded.[3]

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  1. ^ Staff, Our Foreign (2020-03-25). "Kuril Islands earthquake: 7.5 magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami warning". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  2. ^ "Magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes near Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia". SFGate. 2020-03-25. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  3. ^ staff, Guardian; agencies (2020-03-25). "Russia earthquake: tsunami warning cancelled after 7.5 magnitude event". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-03-26.