KURILSK, RU. (THECOUNT) — A powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake was recorded on Thursday off the coast of the Kuril Islands, about 100 kilometers southeast of the Russian town of Kurilsk, according to the Japan meteorological agency.

The telluric movement was located south of Iturup Island and had a depth of 160 kilometers.


The Japanese meteorological agency said the earthquake did not generate a tsunami warning and was felt in several locations in Japan, reports Notiuno.

Kuril’sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia
93.1 km (57.9 mi) WSW Population: 1719
Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan
370.1 km (230 mi) SW Population: 31223
Shibetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
371.7 km (230.9 mi) SW Population: 21744
Abashiri, Hokkaido, Japan
407.5 km (253.2 mi) WSW Population: 42498
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia
493.5 km (306.6 mi) WNW Population: 176484


Geo quick facts: Severo-Kurilsk is a town and the administrative center of Severo-Kurilsky District of Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, located in the northern part of the Kuril Islands, on the island of Paramushir. Population: 2,536; 2,592; 5,180 – Wikipedia.