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Hawaii briefly under tsunami watch after 7.5 M quake strikes off coast of Russia

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HOUSTON – Hawaii was briefly under a tsunami watch Tuesday night after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck near the Kuril Islands of Russia.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake occurred at depth of about 35 miles.

This is the second time in just over a month that a major earthquake struck near the Kuril Islands. On Feb. 13, a magnitude 6.9 quake reportedly occurred at a depth of 143 km.

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