Magnitude 6.3 Quake Strikes in Ocean South of Australia

  • No tsunami warning issued after quake, Australia says
  • Quake struck 650 miles south of island state of Tasmania

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck in the South Pacific Ocean about 650 miles (1,045 kilometers) south of the Australian island state of Tasmania, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor, which struck at about 1 p.m. Sydney time at a depth of 8 kilometers, was detected by more than 50 stations on the Australian mainland, Geoscience Australia said. No tsunami warning was issued.

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