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7.2 Magnitude quake strikes off Vanuatu

Updated: Aug 12, 2016 05:00 IST      
7.2 Magnitude quake strikes off Vanuatu
London, Aug. 12(ANI): A major earthquake of magnitude of 7.6 struck about 535 kilometres south-east of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Friday, the United States Geological Survey said.

There were no initial reports of casualties or damage, reports the Guardian.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a temporary warning for areas close to the quake. However, there was no Pacific-wide threat of a tsunami.

Initially the quake was given a magnitude of 7.6 but later downgraded. (ANI)

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Updated: Aug 22, 2017 07:53 IST     

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Updated: Aug 22, 2017 07:35 IST     

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Updated: Aug 22, 2017 06:22 IST     

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Updated: Aug 22, 2017 05:08 IST     

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Updated: Aug 22, 2017 03:35 IST     

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Updated: Aug 22, 2017 03:07 IST     

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Updated: Aug 22, 2017 02:33 IST     

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Updated: Aug 22, 2017 02:30 IST     

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Updated: Aug 22, 2017 01:40 IST     

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Updated: Aug 21, 2017 23:40 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

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