10 May '11, 9am

7.1-magnitude earthquake hits off Vanuatu

SYDNEY : A 7.1-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday hit off the south Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the US Geological Survey reported, but no tsunami warning was issued. The earthquake's epicentre was 26 kilometres (16 miles) deep, the USGS said. It was 135 kilometres (84 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu and 147 kilometres (91 miles) from the Loyalty islands, part of the French territory of New Caledonia. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in an evaluation that "no destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data". John Servo, an official at the Vanuatu Meteorological Service, said there was unlikely to be any damage. "We felt it on Vanuatu, of course, but it was not strong," he told AFP. "There has been no tsunami warning and we don't expect any damage. It was too far away." Vanuatu, which lies between Fiji and Australia, is i...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/vi...

Tweets

@AsiaTodayNews Magnitude 7.1 quake strikes off ...

sg.news.yahoo.com 10 May '11, 10am

(Reuters) - A strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific islands of Vanuatu and New Caledonia On Tuesday, the ...

6.1-magnitude quake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia

channelnewsasia.com 06 May '11, 7am

JAKARTA : A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, government seismologists said, b...

6.1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia. No damage reported so far and no tsunami warning issued

6.1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia. No damage r...

straitstimes.com 06 May '11, 8am

The quake hit at a depth of 35km at 0646 GMT (2.46pm Singapore time), around 75km south-east of Gorontalo city, said Indon...

French earthquake satire offends Japan

French earthquake satire offends Japan

straitstimes.com 01 May '11, 12pm

The disaster caused by the March 11 quake left 26,000 people dead or missing, and crippled the Fukushima atomic plant, rai...