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article imageStrong 6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes Australia, no tsunami

By Andrew Moran     Jun 5, 2011 in World
A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred west of the Macquarie Island in Australia. There have been no reports of significant damage, injuries or deaths. No tsunami alert has been issued by the authorities.
On Sunday, Australia’s Macquarie Island was struck by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). There have been no reports of any aftershocks as of yet.
The earthquake was located 493 miles (794 km) southwest of Macquarie Island and 1,253 miles (2,018 km) south of Melbourne. The temblor’s depth was measured at 6.2 miles (10 km).
There have been no immediate reports of any fatalities, injuries or significant damages.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a tsunami alert for the area and they don’t expect one to occur either.
“Based on all available data a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii,” wrote the tsunami center. “This will be the only statement issued for this event unless additional data are received.”
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