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Strong quake hits Vanuatu

(Xinhua)

08:22, December 27, 2011

SUVA, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted Vanuatu at 1612 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 69.90 km, was initially determined to be at 19.1509 degrees south latitude and 168.6856 degrees east longitude.

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