Large earthquake near Christmas Island

Last updated 05:34 14/06/2013

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A magnitude 6.7 quake struck in the Indian Ocean east-northeast of Christmas Island today, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake was recorded at a depth of 6.9 miles at a distance of 108 miles east-northeast of the Australian territory at 4.47am (NZ time), the USGS said.

There was no immediate report of a tsunami warning from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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- Reuters

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