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WORLD : 6.5 Quake Shakes Kuril Islands

From Times wire services

A strong earthquake shook the sparsely populated Kuril Islands of the Soviet Far East today and was felt on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Soviet officials said. There were no reports of injury or damage.

The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.5 and was centered in the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles southeast of the southern tip of the peninsula, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii. There was no threat of a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami, or tidal wave, the warning center said.


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