New Delhi: An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale hit the central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 15:05 (Coordinated Universal Time).

No casualties have been reported so far.

More details are awaited.

In an earlier incident on January 28, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Oregon. The earthquake hit a spot 462.0 kilometres west of Yachats at 7:40 p.m. Yachats is a town of about 750 people.