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6.3 Magnitude earthquake rocks Indian Ocean

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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck in the sea off India’s
Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday evening — a week after a
weaker quake shook the area,
The sea is one of the areas where search teams have been looking for
missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in recent days
the India Meteorological Department
said.
There was no immediate report of damage, and the U.S. Pacific
Tsunami Warning Center did not issue any tsunami warnings for the
area.
The quake was centered in the south Andaman Sea, about 113
kilometers east of Mohean on Katchal Island, one of the Nicobar
Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The USGS reported a
different magnitude — 6.5 — than the Indian estimate.
.
The temblor produced light to moderate shaking on Katchal, and light
shaking on the rest of the Nicobars and, to the southeast, parts of
Indonesia, the USGS reported.
Friday’s earthquake comes seven days after a 5.5 magnitude quake
struck in the same sea. That one — which also brought no reports of
damage — was centered about 110 kilometers southeast of Mohean.

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