Strong 6.2 magnitude quake shakes Vanuatu
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 08, 2010, 23:07
Sydney: A strong 6.2 magnitude quake struck near the Pacific island of Vanuatu on Wednesday, US seismologists said. No tsunami alert was issued.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck at 10:37 pm (0507 IST) at a depth of 54 kilometres, 142 kilometres south-southeast of Isangel, in southern region of the Vanuatu archipelago.

Vanuatu, which lies between Fiji and Australia and north of New Zealand, is in the "Pacific Ring of Fire" known for its seismic and volcanic activity caused by friction between moving plates in the Earth's crust.


First Published: Wednesday, September 08, 2010, 23:07

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