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article imageSevere 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes India, tsunami watch

By Andrew Moran     Jun 12, 2010 in World
Port Blair - A strong 7.5-magnitude earthquake has rocked the Nicobar Islands in India. There have been no immediate reports of injuries, deaths or significant damages. A tsunami watch has been issued.
On Saturday, a powerful 7.5-magntiude earthquake struck India in the Nicobar Islands, according to the United States Geological Survey. No aftershock has yet been reported but earthquakes of this size tend to set off large numbers of quakes.
The earthquake was located 95 miles west of Mohean in the Nicobar Islands and 1,720 miles southeast of New Delhi. The earthquake’s depth was measured at 21.7 miles.
The BBC News reports that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami watch for India before issuing one for the Indian Ocean.
“A destructive widespread tsunami threat does not exist based on historical earthquake and tsunami data,” said the tsunami center.
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