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Major 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off Vanuatu: USGS

Reuters 12/08/2016

The 7.6 magnitude quake struck about 109km east of New Caledonia, according to the USGS © USGS The 7.6 magnitude quake struck about 109km east of New Caledonia, according to the USGS A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck about 535 km (330 miles) southeast of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Friday, the United States Geological Survey said, triggering a local tsunami warning.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for areas close to the quake, although there was no Pacific-wide threat of a tsunami, the Hawaii-based center said.

The shallow quake was measured at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles).


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