A 6.7 magnitude hits today in the South Pacific near Vanuatu and New Caledonia Loyalty Islands.
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A 6.7 magnitude hits today in the South Pacific near Vanuatu and New Caledonia Loyalty Islands.

Vila : Vanuatu | Mar 09, 2012 at 8:26 PM PST
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M7.1 hits Loyalty Islands near New Caledonia, Vanuatu

A 6.7 magnitude hits today in the South Pacific near Vanuatu and New Caledonia Loyalty Islands.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 36 kilometers at 0709 GMT, 60 kilometers northeast of Isangel in Vanuatu and 324 kilometers northeast of Taddine in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia. Although the magnitude is bit higher there is no warning for possible tsunami from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and no casualties being reported.

The region lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones that stretches on both sides of the Pacific wherein about 90 percent of the world's quake occur.

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