Earthquake in the Kuril Islands: the inhabitants of Paramushir island evacuated

Earthquake in the Kuril Islands was recorded today, reports “News: Primorye”. A resident of the island of Paramushir sent to editorial WhatsApp photos from the event.

according to seismologists, an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 points felt like a 5.6. The epicenter of the events recorded in 240 km South-East from Severo-Kurilsk 13.49 in local time.

In connection with the threat of a tsunami the decision was made to evacuate on the hill inhabitants of the island of Paramushir. To Severo-Kurilsk tsunami wave came at 15.15, the wave height — two feet. Has done without victims and destructions.

Text: GTRK “Vladivostok”