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Strong 6.9 earthquake strikes in mid-Atlantic: USGS

The shallow earthquake struck at the equator north of the remote islands at 0429 GMT, with no people likely to have been affected by shaking.

world Updated: Aug 29, 2016 16:01 IST

A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck north of Ascension Island in the mid-Atlantic on Monday, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage.

The shallow earthquake struck at the equator north of the remote islands at 0429 GMT, with no people likely to have been affected by shaking, USGS said.

The National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Center said a damaging tsunami was not expected.