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Earthquake measuring 7.4 hits South Atlantic Ocean

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 February 2017, 1:21 IST

Strong quakes were reported from the South Atlantic Ocean from the north-west of Ascension Island on 29 August. Tremors measuring up to 7.4 on the Richter scale were detected from an epicenter bearing coordinates 17.77°W, 0.06°S.

The depth of the earthquake is being reported to be 10km below sea level.

The earthquake was centered at about 964 kilometers north-northwest of Georgetown, Ascension Island. While tsunami warnings had initially been issued, the US Tsunami Warning Center has said that there is no threat of a tsunami along the US Atlantic or the Caribbean coastlines, reports BNO news.

First published: 29 August 2016, 10:59 IST