Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off East Russian coast: USGS

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck in the sea off eastern Russia.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck in the sea off eastern Russia. PHOTO: USGS

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck in the sea off eastern Russia on Thursday (Jan 25), the US Geological Survey said.

The epicentre of the quake was 41 km (25 miles) east Nikol'skoye, Komandorskiye Ostrova, at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles), the USGS said. There were no immediate tsunami warnings issued after the quake.