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Earthquake strikes off coast of Yemen

US Geological Survey records quake with magnitude of 5.7 early on Monday

Earthquake strikes off coast of Yemen
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 struck off the coast of Yemen early on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred about 135 miles from the Yemeni mainland and 135 miles north of Yemen's Socotra island at a depth of 6 miles in the Arabian Sea, the USGS said.

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