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Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes off Puerto Rico: USGS

A strong quake of magnitude 6.5 struck north off Puerto Rico on Monday but did not trigger a tsunami, the US Geological Survey said.

world Updated: Jan 13, 2014 10:02 IST

A strong quake of magnitude 6.5 struck north off Puerto Rico on Monday but did not trigger a tsunami, the US Geological Survey said.

It said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.4, was very shallow, at a depth of only 17.7 miles (27 km) below the seabed.

It struck at 12:01 a.m. (0401 GMT), 35 miles (56 km) north of the town of Hatillo.

The Tsunami Warning Center said there was no danger the quake had triggered a tsunami.