UPDATE: Reports of a powerful 7.1 earthquake struck the southern Atlantic Ocean, north of Ascension Island on Sunday night. There were no reports of injuries or damage. It appears there was no tsunami generated from this event as well.

The United States Geological Survey recorded the tremor at 591 miles northwest of Georgetown, off the African coast, at 8:29 p.m. The quake’s depth was reported at 10 kilometers. The USGS estimates a low likelihood of casualties or damage from the quake. CONTINUE