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    The 5.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of North Korea on Wednesday was of natural causes and not the result of a nuclear test, according to US Department of Defense spokesman Jamie Davis.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The 5.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of North Korea on Wednesday was of natural causes and not the result of a nuclear test, US Department of Defense spokesman Jamie Davis told Sputnik.

    "It’s unlikely it caused any damage," Davis said on Wednesday, adding the earthquake was a result of natural causes.

    The earthquake occurred 125 miles off the North Korean coast at a depth of 350 miles, according to the Defense Department.

    There were no reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

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