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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Strong earthquake reported off coast of Vanuatu

A strong earthquake of 6.7 magnitude hit 75km from the largest island of Vanuatu at 9.18am local time today, the US Geological Survey has said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that there was no Pacific Ocean-wide tsunami threat, even with their higher initial reading of a 7.0 magnitude.

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