7.1-magnitude earthquake hits Indian Ocean, no tsunami alert yet

London: A 7.1- magnitude earthquake hit the southern part of the Indian Ocean on Saturday, but there have been no damages or any indications of a deadly tsunami.

The epicentre of the quake was at the Southeast Indian ridge, which is located along the sea floor of the southern Indian Ocean.

The Daily Mail quoted the US Geological Survey saying that the tremor struck around 3,100 kilometres (1,950 miles) southwest of the Australian city of Perth and 1,000 km from the uninhabited Heard Island and McDonald Islands.

The shallow tremor struck at 6:24 am (22:24 GMT Friday), around 3,100 kilometres (1,950 miles) southwest of the Australian city of Perth and 1,000 km from the uninhabited Heard Island and McDonald Islands, the US Geological Survey said.

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