MOSCOW -- An earthquake measured at 6.3 on the Richter Scale rolled through the remote Kuril Range in far eastern Russia Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The powerful quake caused no major problems despite being classified as a "strong" event by international seismologists.

The U.S. Geological Survey fixed the epicenter at about 270 miles east northeast of the Kuril Islands, nearly in the same spot as an earthquake registering 5.2 that occurred on Friday.

Russia's Itar-Tass news service said that the Kurils have been shaking on a regular basis in recent weeks with a 6.9 earthquake recorded on Oct. 1.