Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes off Mauritius

Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:15pm EDT

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Aug 17 (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, around 536 km (333 miles) east of Ile Rodrigues in Mauritius, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake hit at a depth of 16.4 km, said USGS, which calculated it struck around 1,140 km east of the capital Port Louis. (Writing by Sophie Hares; editing by Jason Neely)

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