A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck off the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's far east Monday evening, seismologists reported, but there was no immediate report of damage in the remote area.
The quake's epicenter was in the Sea of Okhotsk, about 315 km (195 miles) west-northwest of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy and more than 6,500 km (4,000 miles) northeast of Moscow, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It struck shortly after 8 p.m. (4 a.m. ET).
No tsunami warnings were issued as a result of the temblor, according to the U.S.-based Pacific Tsunami.
* Monday, November 24, 2008 at 09:02:58 UTC
* Monday, November 24, 2008 at 08:02:58 PM at epicenter
Location 54.182Â°N, 154.310Â°E
Depth 487.5 km (302.9 miles)
Region SEA OF OKHOTSK
315 km (195 miles) WNW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
410 km (255 miles) NNW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Kuril Islands, Russia
2355 km (1460 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
6540 km (4060 miles) NE of MOSCOW, Russia