Quake strikes of coast of eastern Russia

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Associated Press

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Updated Sunday, Jun 24 at 4:30 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has struck off the coast of eastern Russia.

The strong temblor was centered 166 miles (268 km) south-southwest of Il'pyrskiy, just off Russia's Far East Coast at 11:15 p.m. EST on Saturday, according to the USGS website.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages and there was no immediate tsunami alert issued.

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