Seismologists on Tuesday recorded an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 in the sea near the southern group of the Kuril Islands, Russia’s Sakhalin region, the head of the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk seismic station, Elena Semenova, told TASS, Report informs.

“The epicenter was located 125 km southeast of Iturup Island (the southern group of the Kuril Islands) at a depth of 59 km,” Semenova said.