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7.1-magnitude earthquake hits Indian Ocean, no tsunami alert yet

The ruins of a house damaged by the 2004 tsunami are seen in Banda Aceh April 14, 2012. It was not like December 2004. Sirens wailed, warnings blared and police moved millions of people away from coastlines around the Indian Ocean as Wednesday's 8.6 magnitude earthquake off northern Indonesia sparked fears of another devastating tsunami. Damage was light - the quakes were horizontal rather than vertical - and the big waves never came, unlike eight years ago when walls of water roared across the same ocean and ploughed into seaside communities in 13 countries without warning. Picture taken on April 14, 2012.REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
The ruins of a house damaged by the 2004 tsunami are seen in Banda Aceh April 14, 2012. It was not like December 2004. Sirens wailed, warnings blared and police moved millions of people away from coastlines around the Indian Ocean as Wednesday's 8.6 magnitude earthquake off northern Indonesia sparked fears of another devastating tsunami. Damage was light - the quakes were horizontal rather than vertical - and the big waves never came, unlike eight years ago when walls of water roared across the same ocean and ploughed into seaside communities in 13 countries without warning. Picture taken on April 14, 2012.REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

London: A 7.1- magnitude earthquake hit the southern part of the Indian Ocean on Saturday, but there have been no damages or any indications of a deadly tsunami.

The epicentre of the quake was at the Southeast Indian ridge which is located along the sea floor of the southern Indian Ocean.

The Daily Mail quoted the US Geological Survey saying that the tremor struck around 3,100 kilometres (1,950 miles) southwest of the Australian city of Perth and 1,000 km from the uninhabited Heard Island and McDonald Islands.

The shallow tremor struck at 6:24 am (22:24 GMT Friday), around 3,100 kilometres (1,950 miles) southwest of the Australian city of Perth and 1,000 km from the uninhabited Heard Island and McDonald Islands, the US Geological Survey said. (ANI)