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    Posted October 7, 2009 by
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    Strong earthquakes in South Pacific

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    8.1 magnitude earthquake strikes northwest of VanuatuWASHINGTON (Reuters) - An 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the northwest of Santo, Vanuatu, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday. The epicenter of the quake was located 232 miles north-northwest of Santo, Vanuatu, at a depth of 20.5 miles, the agency said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued. (Writing by World Desk Americas) 6.7 magnitude quake strikes near Philippines  6.7 magnitude quake strikes near Philippines   6.7 magnitude quake strikes near Philippines (Reuters) - An 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the northwest of Santo, Vanuatu, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday. The epicenter of the quake was located 232 miles north-northwest of Santo, Vanuatu, at a depth of 20.5 miles, the agency said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued. 6.7 magnitude quake strikes near Philippines Wed Oct 7, 2009 6:04pm EDT  Email | Print | Share| Reprints | Single Page[-] Text [+]  1 of 1Full SizeWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck southeast of the Sulu archipelago of the Philippines, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 5:41 a.m. local time on Thursday, was located 184 miles southeast of Jolo on the Sulu archipelago. The depth was 362.2 miles, the agency said. Initially, the U.S. Geological Survey registered a 6.9 magnitude quake. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages and no tsunami warning was issued. SOURCE REUTERS

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