News Release

Magnitude 7.1 VANUATU
Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 17:14:47 UTC

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred about 215 km (135 miles) NNW of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu at 11:14 AM MDT, May 27, 2010 (May 28 at 4:14 AM 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.

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