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Magnitude 6.8 VANUATU

Thursday, October 08, 2009 at 08:28:48 UTC

News Release

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 280 km (175 miles) NNW of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu and 555 km (345 miles) NNW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu at 2:28 AM MDT, Oct 8, 2009 (7:28 PM local time in Vanuatu). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.

WP 7.0 (GS).

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver


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