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By Dharani | Mar 25, 2020 10:08 AM

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit off Russia's Kuril Islands on Wednesday prompting a tsunami warning that was later cancelled.. There were no early reports of casualty.

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Russia; Tsunami Warning Issued

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake hit at a depth of 59km, around 1,400km north-east of the Japanese city of Sapporo.

Earthquakes of this strength in the past had caused tsunamis and so the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre initially said hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 1,000km of the earthquake's epicentre.

But later it said “only very small tsunami waves were generated by this earthquake and there is no further threat”.

The event was analysed by the US National Tsunami Warning Centre to ascertain the level of danger.

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