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    US Geological Survey Says 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake Occurred in Indian Ocean

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A 5.9-magnitude earthquake occurred on Sunday near the Southwest Indian Ridge in the Indian Ocean, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

    The tremor was registered at 01:40 GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at the depth of 10 kilometers, some 1,000 kilometers from the French overseas department of Reunion.

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    There are no reports about any damages or victims caused by the earthquake. No tsunami alert has been declared.

    The Southwest Indian Ridge is a seismic active zone located along the border between the African Plate and the Antarctic Plate.

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