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6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off India

An earthquake that struck in the Bay of Bengal off India's east coast caused tremors as far away as the capital of New Delhi, a distance of more than 1,200 miles.

NEW DELHI: An earthquake that struck in the Bay of Bengal off India's east coast on Wednesday caused tremors as far away as the capital of New Delhi, a distance of more than 1,200 miles.

Mild tremors from the 6.0-magnitude quake were also felt in the eastern city of Kolkata, according to reports, but seismologists said no damage was expected, and no tsunami warning was issued.

The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 1621 GMT, was located 275 kilometres (170 miles) southeast of the coastal Indian town of Konarka, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake struck at a depth of 39 kilometres.

India's capital regularly experiences minor tremors, usually from distant earthquakes in remote areas of the Himalayas.

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