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Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes near Easter Island

An earthquake with an initial magnitude of 6.8 struck off Easter Island early on Thursday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said, but added there was no threat of a tsunami.

The quake hit at 2.15 a.m. GMT (7.45 a.m. IST) and was centred in an isolated spot of the southeast Pacific Ocean, around 570 km south of Easter Island, at a depth of 10 km.

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