19 Apr '13, 5am

Powerful quake hits north of Japan, east of Russia

TOKYO (AP) - A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck in seas off far northern Japan and far eastern Russia, but no damage was expected. The Japan Meteorological Agency said sea changes were possible. No tsunami warnings have been issued. The tremor around midday was in the Pacific Ocean at a relatively shallow depth of 10km. Japan and Russia both claim some of the sparsely populated islands in the remote region. The epicenter was 58km east-northeast of Kuril'sk, Russia, and 528km northeast of Nemuro, Japan.

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