A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Russia's Kuril Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred 110 miles (177 kilometers) southwest of Severokurilsk in the Kuril Islands - 1,210 miles (1,950 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo - on Tuesday at 1:16 p.m. local time, the survey's National Earthquake Information Center said.

Seismologist Shengzao Chen said there were no reports of damage.

The Kuril Islands chain, made up of many islands, are held by Russia, but four of them are also claimed by Japan, which calls those islands the Northern Territories.