Moscow, A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has been registered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Kuril Islands, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The tremor was registered at 17:39 GMT 160 kilometers (99 miles) south of the Russian city of Severo-Kurilsk, with the epicenter located at a depth of 35 kilometers.

There have been no reports yet about possible casualties or damages in the aftermath of the earthquake.

(EW correspondent)