Strong quake hits off Mauritius

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.

Earthquake. Picture: Sxc.hu.

MAURITIUS - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

The quake was centred 341 kilometres northeast of Rodrigues island.

The USGS initially put the magnitude at 6.7.