Friday, September 16, 2011

PLANETARY TREMORS: Magnitude 5.6 Quake Strikes Vanuatu!

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A magnitude 5.6 earthquake has struck Vanuatu at a depth of 113.1 km (70.3 miles). The quake hit at 18:23:26 UTC, Friday 16th September 2011 and was located at 20.732°S, 169.724°E. The epicentre was 142 km (88 miles) southeast of Isangel, Vanuatu; 211 km (131 miles) northeast of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia; 363 km (225 miles) southeast of Port-Villa, Efate, Vanuatu; 1854 km (1152 miles) northeast of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

No tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of any damage at this time.

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