6.0-magnitude quake hits Vanuatu

13:38, August 11, 2010      

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An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Vanuatu at 0335 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with the depth of 20 km, was initially determined to be at 17.449 degrees south latitude and 167.573 degrees east longitude. It was about 84 km west northwest of the Vanuatu capital Port Vila.

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake jolted the same area on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami along its coastal areas but causing no major damage.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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