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6.6-magnitude quake hits Santa Cruz Islands -- USGS

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14:11, January 09, 2012

SYDNEY, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted Santa Cruz Islands at 04:07:16 GMT on Monday (12:07:16 Beijing Time), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 38.90 km, was initially determined to be at 10.5569 degrees south latitude and 165.1598 degrees east longitude.

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