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7.0 Magnitude Quake Shakes Vanuatu

September 4, 2011

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, no Pacific-wide tsunami threat exists after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Vanuatu Saturday afternoon.The epicenter of the quake was roughly 78 miles south-southeast of Isangel, Vanuatu. It struck just after 12:55 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time.A scientist at the Warning Center said the deepness of the quake contributed to there being no threat of tsunami. The quake was measured at a depth of 82.3 miles.


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