7.4-magnitude quake strikes Atlantic Ocean north-west of Ascension Island: USGS

A quake struck in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday (Aug 29), north-west of Ascension island.
A quake struck in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday (Aug 29), north-west of Ascension island. PHOTO: USGS

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck 975 km north-west of Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday (Aug 29), the United States Geological Survey (USGS ) reported.

There was no immediate warning of any tsunami triggered by the quake, which occurred at a depth of 10km, the USGS said. 

There were no reports of any damage or casualties.