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5.8 magnitude quake rattles Cayman Islands

world Updated: Jan 20, 2010 01:34 IST

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the Cayman Islands today, US geologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake, with a depth of some 10 kilometres struck the Caribbean
island at 1423 GMT.

The USGS said the quake, one of several to hit South America and the Caribbean in recent days, struck some 52
kilometres east-southeast of Bodden Town on Grand Cayman.

It struck one week after a massive 7.0-magnitude quake hit Haiti, levelling the capital city of Port-au-Prince and
surrounding towns and villages, killing as many as 200,000 people according to some preliminary estimates.