7.2 QUAKE STRIKES OFF VANUATU, NO HARM REPORTED

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Aug. 1) – The U.S. Geological Survey says a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southeast of Santo in Vanuatu early this morning.

It says the quake was at a depth of 172.7 kilometers and the epicenter was 1,996 kilometers northeast of Brisbane, Australia.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected.

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