The quake occurred at 05:10 GMT east of the Kuril Islands, Russia, at a depth of 10 kilometers. No immediate information about a possible tsunami has been reported.Three minor tremors near Russia’s Kuril Islands preceded the earthquake, all of them not exceeding 4.7-magnitude.

The most powerful took place some 440 kilometers northwest of Paramushir Island at a depth of 33 kilometers.Tremors have also been registered at Japan’s second largest Hokkaido Island and the country’s biggest Honshu Island. FULL REPORT