Undersea earthquake strikes to the west of the islands of Vanuatu

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Dec 29, 2010, 5:43:52 AM12/29/10
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Great Earthquakes In Diverse Places

Undersea earthquake strikes to the west of the islands of Vanuatu


    * By Kate Higgins
    * From: The Courier-Mail
    * December 29, 2010 7:52PM


AN undersea earthquake of magnitude 6.6 has occurred near Vanuatu in the South Pacific but experts say there is no immediate risk of a tsunami.

The earthquake struck at 4.54pm (AEST) at latitude 19.490S, longitude 168.410E, The Courier-Mail reports.

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre said in a statement that there was no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland, islands or territories.

A statement on the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre’s website said that no destructive widespread tsunami threat existed based on historical earthquake and tsunami data.

Read more about the earthquake near Vanuatu at The Courier-Mail.
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