| GEO World|
| Powerful quake hits near China-Russia border|
| Updated at: 0854 PST, Thursday, February 18, 2010|
SINGAPORE: An earthquake of magnitude6.7 hit near the China-Russia border on Thursday, but its epicentre was extremely deep and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The quake, which occurred at 0113 GMT, was centered midway between the Russian city of Vladivostok and Chongjin, North Korea's third largest city.
It struck at a depth of 563 km (350miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center put the coordinates at42.7 north and 130.9 east. It said there was no danger of a tsunami.