Earthquake measured at magnitude 6.9 strikes off Russia, Japan

An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck offshore 99 kilometers (62 miles) south-east of Russia's Kuril Islands, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Thursday.
The US Tsunami Warning System said there was no tsunami threat To Guam, Rota, Tinian or Saipan from the earthquake, which the USGS said hit at a depth of 143 km.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said there was no tsunami threat to Japan either.