March 30th, 2010
01:34 PM ET

Quake strikes in Indian Ocean; no tsunami threat

[Updated at 1:49 p.m.] The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there is no threat of a destructive widespread tsunami, according to historical earthquake and tsunami data, though a "very small" possibility exists "of a local tsunami that could affect coasts" no more than 62 miles (100 km) from the epicenter, the warning center said.

[Updated at 1:34 p.m.] The preliminary 6.4  earthquake hit at 10:23 p.m. local time, about 135 miles (217 km) from Port Blair, a city in the Andaman Islands, which is part of India, the agency  said. The epicenter was about 252 miles (406 km) from Pathein, Myanmar, it said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

[Posted at 1:24 p.m.] An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has struck near the Andaman Islands, in the Indian Ocean, on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

This story is currently developing. We'll bring you the latest details as we get them.

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  1. Patty

    It's time to ask Jesus for his Mercy and recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet throughout the world.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Alexis

    One more question – why do earthquakes or any natural event have to be thought of as having anything to do with us humans? If you want to believe in a sentient Creator then please recall that a great deal more was created than just us. It is improbable that God works on a human scale. More likely divine scale. Personally I think we will be an interesting sedimentary level.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bluebird

    Finally someone who understands the science, What is with all of the biblical junk these days...is our country becoming a fundamentalist state? People you are supposed to reason things for yourself, you do not need religion or TV/Radion shock jocks to tell you how and what to thing, say or do.. Use your brains, please.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. mike

    If there no tsunami, why report it? We need death and destruction in our headline news, not close calls....

    March 31, 2010 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. albert leroy miller

    Earthquakes, floods, fires, eruptions, are all common occurrences (like death), and don't mean much until they hit you or someone you love. Remember, if one happens to you, that you don't accidentally live where you do.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
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