Two strong earthquakes measuring magnitudes of 6.5 and 5.0 have struck the same region of the Atlantic Ocean, sparking assurances a tsunami is not expected. The two earthquakes struck in the same region of the ocean around 1300 miles from the southern coast of South Africa. The first struck at 2.03pm GMT and registered 6.5. The US tsunami warning center said there was no threat to the east coast of America

or Canada. They said: “There is no tsunami danger for the U.S. east coast, the Gulf of Mexico states, or the eastern coast of Canada. “Based on earthquake information and historic tsunami records, the earthquake is not expected to generate a tsunami.” The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued an alert assuring those living in the Caribbean a tsunami was not expected. READ MORE