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Pacific quake 'caused tsunami'- Tsunami Warning Center

English.news.cn   2010-12-25 23:43:34 FeedbackPrintRSS

WELLINGTON, Dec. 26 (Xinhua)-- An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck off the Pacific island country of Vanuatu early Sunday and caused a tsunami, the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The quake, which occurred at 02:16 a.m. New Zealand local time (13:16 GMT Saturday), was centered 225 km south of Port Vila, capital city of Vanuatu, and at a depth of 24.4 km.

Earlier, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning for Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji following the 7.6 magnitude quake. There have been no reports of casualties or damages so far.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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