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Quake of 6.0 magnitude hits island in India Ocean

Quake of 6.0 magnitude hits island in India Ocean.

india Updated: May 07, 2006 22:13 IST

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook in the Indian Ocean on Sunday near a tiny, remote French island, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake's epicentre was 173 kilometres northeast of Amsterdam Island, a French territory between Africa and Australia, and 2,769 kilometres southeast Mauritius when it hit at 1417 GMT, the USGS said.

The quake was about 10 kilometres under the seabed.

First Published: May 07, 2006 22:13 IST