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Strong 6.3-magnitude quake shakes Vanuatu: USGS

world Updated: Jun 12, 2009 18:19 IST
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A strong 6.3-magnitude quake shook Vanuatu in the South Pacific today, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at a depth of 53 km about 62 km west-northwest of the capital Port-Vila at 8:44 pm (1514 IST), it said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii did not issue any warning related to the quake.

Vanuatu sits on the so-called Pacific Rim of Fire, where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activity.

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