Rare magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes off the coast of New Orleans

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An earthquake hit the Gulf of Mexico about 160 miles southwest of New Orleans on Sunday, according to the Weather Channel.

The 4.5 earthquake struck at a depth of 25 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Nobody was hurt and there were no reports of damage, the Weather Channel reported.