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Earthquake measuring 2 on Richter scale shakes Southern Kuriles

An earthquake measuring 2 on the Richter scale shook the Southern Kuriles (the Far-Eastern Federal District) at 01.21 local time on Saturday.

The epicenter is located 630 kilometers to the southeast of Kunashir Island, near Japan's Hokkaido Island, the seismic station of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk told RIA Novosti.

Seismic waves in the epicenter measured 5.9 on the Richter scale.

No victims and destructions were reported in the Southern Kuriles.