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Event: EQ Earthquake
Number: 1994-000008
Country: RUS Russia
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Date (YMD): 1994-10-4
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Information Source:UN DHA
Comments: A major earthquake has struck in the South Kurils on 04 Oct 1994 at 13.22 GMT (10.22 pm local time). The magnitude was computed at 8.2 on the Richter scale. Preliminary hypocentre for the earthquake was Kuril islands, latitude 44.0 degrees north, longitude 147.4 degrees east. The earthquake was followed by a tsunami that went through the Zeleny (green) island and covered it completely. Extent of affected area not yet determined as communications lines are interrupted. Reconnaissance by helicopter is hampered by stormy weather and poor visibility. Information from affected area is scarce, but Russian Federation reports that electricity and gas supply systems are seriously damaged, that a gas pipeline has been ruptured and is on fire, and that hospitals are destroyed. Number of casualties confirmed by Russian Federation: 140 dead, one seriously injured. On the island swept over by the tsunami, there was a border guards' station and a small fishing base. The fate of the people on the island is unknown.
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