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September 3, 2011 (22:55:36 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.0 Vanuatu

As determined by the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred in the Northern New Hebrides Trench. This major earthquake was 122 km (75 miles) south-southeast of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu where strong ground shaking was felt. Because this earthquake occurred at more than 100 km depth, a tsunami was not generated and no tsunami warnings were issued. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


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