7.1-magnitude quake hits southern Indian Ocean: USGS

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Hong Kong, Dec 5: A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck in the southern Indian Ocean, but there was a low likelihood of casualties and damage, US seismologists said.

The shallow tremor struck at 6:24 am (22:24 GMT Monday), some 1,020 km (634 miles) east-northeast of Heard Island and McDonald Islands, the US Geological Survey said yesterday.

Earthquake

The epicentre was at the Southeast Indian ridge, a tectonic plate boundary located along the seafloor of the southern Indian Ocean. 

AFP

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