The Washington Post (Link) (April 7, 2009)
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck off Russia's Pacific coast on Tuesday about 182 miles east northeast off Kuril'sk in the Kuril Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The quake, which struck at 12:24 a.m. EDT, was at a depth of 24.3 miles, USGS said. There was no immediate tsunami warning from the quake, according to the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center website.
Japan's Meteorological Agency Web site said only a minor tremor was recorded in the northeast of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, and no risk was seen of a tsunami in Japan.