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Quake Hits Near India


This map from the US Geological Survey shows the location of the 7.7 earthquake near India's Nicobar islands

This map from the US Geological Survey shows the location of the 7.7 earthquake near India's Nicobar islands

A strong, 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck near India's Nicobar Islands, initially triggering a tsunami watch for all areas of the Indian Ocean.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury, and the tsunami warning was eventually lifted.

The quake, which struck early Sunday, was centered 150 kilometers west of Mohean on the Nicobar Islands at a depth of 35 kilometers.

The Nicobar Islands make up a small chain that runs across the Andaman Sea near southern Thailand.

Elsewhere on the globe, earthquakes took place in Japan and California Sunday, but no injuries or building damage were reported in either location.

A 6.1 magnitude quake jolted northern Japan, while a 4.4 earthquake was felt in the southwestern U.S. city of San Diego.

Some information for this report was provided by AP

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