6.0-magnitude earthquake jolts Vanuatu

13:15, December 26, 2010      

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An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted the Pacific island country of Vanuatu at 10:13 Sunday Beijing Time (0213 GMT), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter was monitored at 19.6 degrees south latitude and 168.3 degrees east longitude with a depth of about 20 kilometers, the center said.

Earlier, the U.S. Geological Survey said it was a 6.2-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter depth of 8.50 kilometers.

There were no reports of casualties or damages so far.

Source: Xinhua
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