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Quake Rocks NK, China, Russia Border Region

Posted February. 19, 2010 08:38,   


An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit the region bordering North Korea, China and Russia at 9:13 a.m. yesterday. No damage was reported since the epicenter was 540 kilometers underground.

China’s official Xinhua News Agency quoted China Earthquake Networks Center as saying the epicenter was located at 42.6 degrees north latitude and 130.8 degrees east longitude.

“The region is prone to earthquakes so small earthquakes occur frequently, but this one didn`t affect the surface to the degree that the tremble couldn`t be felt in Hunchun, Jilin Province, a region close to the epicenter," a center source said.

In Russia, the Far East Regional Center and the Sakhalin Tsunami Warning Center said a magnitude-6.7 earthquake hit the Sakhalin region bordering North Korea.