Kurils rattled by quake
The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean a little more than 100km to the southeast of Severo-Kurilsk on Paramushir Island of the Kuril chain. The shocks were felt as far as Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on Kamchatka Peninsula.
There is no word of damage or casualties in the quakes.
American-issued tsunami alerts have been called off.
Voice of Russia, TASS