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URGENT ¥¥¥ 6.9-magnitude quake hits off Russian far east: USGS

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A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Thursday off the coast of far eastern Russia, the US Geological Survey said.

The USGS said the quake hit off the Kurile islands at 1405 GMT at a depth of 53 kilometers (33 miles).

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