Friday, February 08, 2008

6.8 magnitude quake strikes ocean east of French Guiana

WASHINGTON -- An earthquake measuring 6.8 struck in the Atlantic Ocean early Friday, hundreds of kilometers (miles) off the northern coast of Brazil and French Guiana, the US Geological Survey reported. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was a small possibility a local tsunami could hit coasts in countries within and bordering the Caribbean Sea, but ruled out "a destructive, widespread tsunami threat."

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