7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Russia's Kuril Islands
March 25 , 2020
Russia's Kuril Island was hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday (March 25), as reported by the US Geological Survey. However, no tsunami threat has been reported so far. As per USGC, the depth of the quake was 59 km, around 1,400 km northeast of the Japanese city of Sapporo. No immediate reports of damage or casualties have come yet. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that the tsunami watch was issued for the state of Hawaii. Another agency, namely, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, said the quake had the potential to generate a destructive tsunami. However, after an hour, the agency canceled its warning saying this earthquake generated only very small tsunami waves, and there is no further threat.