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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Indian Ocean: No threat to Sri Lanka

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INDIAN OCEAN - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hit the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

According to the US agency, the earthquake, with its epicenter in the southern Indian Ocean, struck at around 0700GMT.

Its depth was recorded at nearly 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

The earthquake came days after a major earthquake of 6.4 magnitude hit the South Asian nation of Nepal. Around 150 people were killed following the strong tremor in the landlocked Himalayan nation.

Meanwhile, the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau said that the earthquake has been recorded nearly 800 km Southeast of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean and that there was no danger to Sri Lanka due to the earthquake.


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  • Lumbini Tuesday, 14 November 2023 02:44 PM

    It takes lives precious. Uncover histories. Trigger tsunamis but the warnings or safety signals always not reliable.


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