06:14 GMT +321 January 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has been registered off the coast of Mauritius on Monday, the data of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) showed.

    The quake was registered at 18:39 GMT. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 264 kilometres (164 miles) to the northeast of the town of Port Mathurin at a depth of 10 kilometres.

    No casualties or damages have been reported.

    READ MORE: Strong Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Hits Western Colombia — USGS

    The earthquakes with magnitude 6.0 up to 6.9 are considered to be strong earthquakes according to the Richter magnitude scale. Strong earthquakes can cause damage to some well-built structures in populated areas and are usually felt in wider areas with a range up to hundreds of miles/kilometres from the epicentre.


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