Big earthquake near Mauritius

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Thursday in the Indian Ocean off the island of Mauritius, the US Geological Service said.

The quake’s epicentre was only 10 kilometres deep, but was 387 kilometres from Port Mathurin on the island of Rodrigues, and 976 kilometres from the Mauritius capital Port Louis.

No tsunami warning was immediately issued.

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The earthquake is regarded as having a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.