6.7-magnitude earthquake hits northern Kuril Islands


VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Oct. 11, 2018 (BSS/Xinhua) – A 6.7-magnitude
earthquake Thursday rocked the northern Kuril Islands, the Russian Academy of
Sciences (RAS) said in a statement.

The epicenter of tremor was located at the coordinates of 49.2 degrees
north latitude and 156.8 east longitude. It is 150 km east of the uninhabited
island of Onekotan. The depth of the hypocenter is 74 km, the statement said.

The earthquake occurred at 10:16 local time (1216 GMT). There were no
damage or casualties reported following the tremor.