May 12, 2020 / 11:23 PM / 24 days ago

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes Santa Cruz Islands region: EMSC

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck near the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

The epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 129 km (80 miles), EMSC said here

The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center said here on Twitter it did not expect a tsunami from the quake.

Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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