Georgy Glukhov said the woman was killed when a section of a building fell on her as the local cultural center was being evacuated.
The temblor, which measured 6-7 on the Richter scale, also generated two tsunami waves 20-30 centimeters high on the Japanese island of Hokkaido, the local meteorological service reported.
No damage or injuries were reported as a result, and a tsunami warning was cancelled at 2:30 p.m. local time (9:30 a.m. Moscow time).
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The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.