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7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southern Indian Ocean: USGS

Sat, Dec 05, 2015, 09:50 AM
Hyderabad, Dec 5: US seismologists announced that a 7.1 magnitude earthquake had struck in the southern Indian Ocean early today.

They, however, said there was no immediate sign of a tsunami.

The tremor is believed to have struck at 6:24 am, at least 3,100 km southwest of Perth in Australia, the US seismologists said.

The epicentre was at the Southeast Indian ridge, which is a tectonic plate boundary that is located along the sea floor of the southern Indian Ocean.
Agency: Ap7am Desk

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