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Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off Russian far eastern coast

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Deanna Wagner | 25 March, 2020, 12:56

Meteorological authorities in Japan issued no tsunami alerts while US authorities canceled a warning for Hawaii after the natural disaster hit near the Kurils, situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk.

A 7.5-magnitude natural disaster hit off Russia's Kuril Islands on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning.

The Guardian reported that the quake hit at a depth of 59 km (37 miles), around 1,400km north-east of the Japanese city of Sapporo, USGS added.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre initially said hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 1,000 km of the quake's epicentre. A tsunami watch was issued for Hawaii but has since been cancelled.

A 7.5 natural disaster in Russian Federation poses no tsunami risk to California and the rest of the West Coast, officials said.

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There were no damages or casualties reported.

In addition, the PTWC said there was no tsunami danger for the U.S. West Coast, British Columbia or Alaska, although the center noted that some of these areas may experience non-damaging sea level changes. The Kurils are known as the Northern Territories in Japan.

The US Geological Survey for its part estimated the strength of the quake at 7.5 magnitude.

The US Geological Survey had alerted that the quake could prompt a tsunami.