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6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

JAKARTA — A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit the northern part of Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, with local reports saying at least one person had been killed. The quake struck at 12:55 am (1755 GMT on Monday) at a depth of 110 kilometres (70 miles), USGS…

Magnitude 7.5 Quake Hits Pacific Island

A powerful magnitude 7.5 quake struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It said the quake, which struck at 3:55 a.m. on Sunday (12:55 p.m. EDT on Saturday), was centered 38 miles southwest of the town of Port-Vila and was quite shallow, at a…

Major earthquake hits South Pacific: USGS

PORT VILA — A shallow 7.2 earthquake struck off Vanuatu Friday, seismologists said, sparking a tsunami warning which was later cancelled. The quake at 04:14 am (1714 GMT Thursday) hit at a depth of 36 kilometres (22 miles), 214 kilometres northwest of Luganville, or 2,070 kilometres northeast of Brisbane, Australia,…

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