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Earthquake strikes off coast of Russia and Japan

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 13, 2020
A powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of Russia and Japan.
Earthquake   Etorofu
The magnitude 6.9 quake hit offshore 99 kilometres southeast of Russia‘s Kuril Islands, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said today.

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It also struck off the coast of Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, according to Japan’s meteorological agency.

The agency said it was centred about 60 kilometres below the ocean’s surface and east of Etorofu island a Russian held island that is also claimed by Japan.

Officials said it was unlikely to cause injuries or damage because of its depth and distance from the coast.