Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes far eastern Russia

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Posted: Jun 23, 2012 11:41 PM
Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes far eastern Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off the coast of far eastern Russia on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was centered 166 miles south-southwest of Il'pyrskiy, Russia, in the northern Pacific Ocean, the USGS said. There was no immediate tsunami alert issued, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

(Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Paul Simao)