6.3 earthquake hits off Kuril islands in Russian Far East

Published time: 10 Oct, 2018 23:30 Edited time: 11 Oct, 2018 00:00 A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck in the sea south of the Kuril islands in the Russian Far East, US Geological Survey (USGS) data shows. Earlier estimates placed the magnitude higher, at 6.5. The quake occurred at a shallow depth of 17.5km (just […]

Japan protests Russia naming 5 uninhabited Kuril islets

Tokyo issued a formal diplomatic protest after Russia‚Äôs prime minister gave names to five uninhabited islets in the Kuril chain. Japan still claims sovereignty over some of the islands in the chain, which it lost to Russia following World War II. On Saturday, the head of the Russian government, Dmitry Medvedev, signed a decree naming […]