Friday, November 27, 2015   

Quake jolts ocean off Japan, Russia
(04-19 12:31)

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck in seas off far northern Japan and far eastern Russia on Friday, but no damage was expected.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said sea changes were possible. No tsunami warnings have been issued, AP reports.
The tremor struck around midday in the Pacific Ocean at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers. The U.S. Geological Survey measured a stronger 7.2 magnitude.
Japan and Russia both claim some of the sparsely populated islands in the remote region.
The epicenter was 58 kilometers east-northeast of Kuril'sk, Russia, and 528 kilometers northeast of Nemuro, Japan.
The nearest land is the volcanic islands of Urup, Iturup and Sumushir. Hokkaido officials said the islands were not under Japanese control.
The area is about 1,500 kilometers northeast of Tokyo.
Other World breaking news:
Norway begins migrant ID checks (11-26 20:50)
Thailand under fire for holding exploited, abused migrant workers in debt bondage at poultry plants (11-26 20:46)
Russia makes Turkish business pay a price for jet kill (11-26 20:34)
Czech President Milos Zeman rails against ‘organized’ migrant ‘invasion’ (11-26 20:12)
Audio clips show Russian pilot warned to change course (11-26 19:15)
French ban against Muslim headscarf stays (11-26 17:58)
Kenya hears pope’s message of social justice (11-26 17:55)
Francis delivers unifying message to Kenya (11-26 17:50)
Koreans say last goodbyes to late reformist president (11-26 17:30)
Jordan prince predicts long haul fight against Islamic terrorists (11-26 13:43)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.