It measured 7.3 on the Richter Scale. There were no immediate reports of whether it caused a tsunami or local damage.
The Strasbourg-based service has seismological instruments around the world. It said the previous most powerful tremor in the area had been a 1990 earthquake measuring 6.4 on the scale. dpa jbp
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