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Magnitude 6.4 quake hits off India's Andamans: USGS
May 31, 2010 / 8:31 PM / 7 years ago

Magnitude 6.4 quake hits off India's Andamans: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.4 quake struck east of India's Andaman Islands and triggered a local tsunami warning, the U.S. Geological Survey and Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported on Monday.

The USGS said the quake struck at 1:21 a.m. on Tuesday (3:51 p.m. EDT on Monday) 75 miles east of Port Blair at a depth of 79.4 miles.

"Earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a few hundred kilometers (miles) of the earthquake epicenter," the tsunami warning center said.

Reporting by Sandra Maler; Editing by Peter Cooney

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