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`Magnitude 5.8 quake hits off African west coast`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 13:11

Washington: A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the western coast of Africa on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake`s epicenter was 471 miles north of Ascension Island and it occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles, the USGS said.


First Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 13:11
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