Kyiv: A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the Kuril Islands.
This was reported in the Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
"The earthquake was recorded on Saturday at 10:10 pm Sakhalin time with an epicenter of 269 km north-west of the city of Severo-Kurilsk at a depth of 509 km," the service reported.
No tsunami alarm was announced, information about casualties and destruction is not available.
Recall, according to recent statements, the earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi killed more than two thousand people.