As Japan is facing the consequences of the biggest natural catastrophe in years, a magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit Russia’s far eastern Amur region.
Two tremors hit at around 2 a.m. local time. Nobody was injured and no serious damage was caused.
Local media report that aftershocks could be felt throughout the night, causing general concern.
Many chose to spend the night away from their homes, while this morning children stayed out of school in outdoor areas.
Earthquakes of this magnitude are relatively common in the Amur region.