5.0 Magnitude Quake Hits Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia

Beijing:  An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted 160 km south of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia at 12.05 GMT on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicentre, with a depth of 54.2 km, was initially determined to be at 49.2314 degrees north latitude and 155.9782 degrees east longitude, Xinhua news agency reported.

More details about the quake is awaited.

(IANS)