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Tsunami warning in Russia’s Far East after 8.2 quake

/ 02:56 PM May 24, 2013

MOSCOW—Russia on Friday issued a tsunami warning for the Sakhalin Island region in its Far East after a deep sea earthquake measured at a magnitude of 8.2 by the USGS.

“Inhabitants need to leave dangerous regions and go to higher ground,” the Sakhalin branch of the Russian emergencies ministry said in the warning.

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The USGS placed the epicenter of the quake in the Sea of Okhotsk of the Kamchatka Peninsula at a depth of more than 600 kilometers (370 miles).

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