(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.6 quake struck near Vladivostok, in Russia's far east near the border with China and North Korea, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday.

The quake hit on Saturday morning local time, 54 miles west-southwest of the major Pacific port of Vladivostok, at a depth of 356 miles, the USGS said.

(Editing by Peter Cooney)