Deep magnitude 7.5 quake off Russia, north of Japan

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Aug. 14, 2012, 8:11 a.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Reuters

A picture taken 30 September 2006 shows Sakhalin-2 liquefied natural gas plant under construction outside the settlement of Prigorodnoye, Russia's far east Sakhalin island.


SYDNEY - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck off the eastern Russian coast to the north of Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Tuesday, Aug. 14, but no tsunami warning was issued by Japanese authorities.

The quake was measured very deep at around 580 km (360 miles) below the earth's surface.

Japanese television said the quake was measured at 7.3.

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