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5.9 magnitude quake hits near Russia and Japan: report

A magnitude 5.9 quake hit early Sunday south of the Kuril Islands, a disputed archipelago in the Pacific Ocean administered by Russia but claimed in part by Japan, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported.

world Updated: Dec 13, 2009 07:48 IST

A magnitude 5.9 quake hit early Sunday south of the Kuril Islands, a disputed archipelago in the Pacific Ocean administered by Russia but claimed in part by Japan, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported.

The quake struck 210 kilometres (130 miles) south of Severo-Kurilsk at a depth of 72 kilometres at 6:38 am (1838 GMT Saturday), according to the geophysics service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, it reported.

No tsunami warning was issued, it said.