Powerful 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Indian Ocean, No Tsunami Alert Yet

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London; Dec.5: A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Indian Ocean on Saturday, but there have been no damages or any indications of a deadly tsunami.

According to the US seismologists there is there would be low casualties as the quake hit the sea bed. 

The US Geological Survey saying that the tremor struck around 3,100 kilometres (1,950 miles) southwest of the Australian city of Perth and 1,000 km from the uninhabited Heard Island and McDonald Islands.

The shallow tremor struck at 6:24 am (22:24 GMT Friday), around 3,100 kilometres (1,950 miles) southwest of the Australian city of Perth and 1,000 km from the uninhabited Heard Island and McDonald Islands, the US Geological Survey said.

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre, which measured the earthquake at 7.2, said there was no tsunami threat to Australia as a result of the earthquake. 

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