6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes Kuril Islands

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — A strong earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck the Kuril Islands at 6.33 pm today.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department said in a statement that the earthquake occurred about 563 kilometres north east of Asahikawa, Japan.

There was no threat of tsunami to Malaysia, it said. — Bernama