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Strong quake off Russia's north Kuril islands

Two earthquakes, measuring up to 5.1 on the Richter scale, struck off the coast of Russia's North Kuril islands on Tuesday.

india Updated: Oct 17, 2006 10:36 IST

Two earthquakes, measuring up to 5.1 on the Richter scale, struck off the coast of Russia's North Kuril islands on Tuesday, ITAR-TASS news agency reported quoting seismological centres.

The first quake's epicentre was located just south of Paramushir island, some 110 kilometers (70 miles) from the city of Severo-Kurilsk, and the second was some 325 kilometers (200 miles) away from the city, officials said, adding that no tremors were felt in Severo-Kurilsk.

No damage or casualties were reported.