6.0 quake rumbles ocean off Brazil coast: USGS

The 6.0 magnitude quake was located along the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

Updated: May 15, 2011, 23:08 PM IST

Washington: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake
rumbled Sunday in the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil, US-based
seismologists said.

The quake, which struck at 1308 GMT, was located along
the central mid-Atlantic ridge, 1277 kilometres (794 miles)
east-northeast of Natal, Brazil.

The United States Geological Survey said the quake was
at a depth of nine kilometres (5.6 miles), but there were no
immediate indications of a tsunami.

PTI