September 3rd, 2011
09:59 PM ET

7.0 earthquake strikes near Vanuatu in South Pacific

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck Sunday morning off the southern tip of the South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck about 75 miles (122 km) southeast of Isangel, the administrative capital of the island of Tanna, and 134 miles (217 km) northeast of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands.

A tsunami alert has not been issued for the South Pacific or the U.S. western coast.

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  1. banasy©

    The intelligent-sounding one is the real Scottish Mama.

    September 4, 2011 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    2:07: Poindexter.

    September 4, 2011 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    I'm getting sleepy now. Good night raven.

    September 4, 2011 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Not me, but Lars please your getting sleepy, sleeeeepppy?

      September 4, 2011 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    I am 3/4's German and 1/4 Polish, I am married to a fun scot/ Irish.

    September 4, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    And no my Scott/Irish does not wear a skirt.

    September 4, 2011 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Not me Lars, you care about me, no I will not let you know if he does. Your kind of a nosey troll.

      September 4, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    @Scottish Mama:

    Awwww! That was going to be my next question: what *does* he wear under his kilt?

    September 4, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Now now I cannot give all our secrets away. The troll is breathin up my Kilt.

      September 4, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. Gung Hoe

    Good night raven and Scottish Mama. Yes I read your post. Good night banasy and jazzzzz.

    September 4, 2011 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    2:13:
    Not SM.

    September 4, 2011 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    GN, gung hoe.

    September 4, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  10. Scottish Mama

    That is an imposter. gung hoe does not cap any of his letters.

    September 4, 2011 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Lars get off my name.

      September 4, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Lol.

    September 4, 2011 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. Scottish Mama

    Gung Goodnight. You letting the troll diss ya?

    September 4, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  13. gung hoe

    Lars is to young to have that blow up he d like one hasnt figured out how to get it without getting caught And yep moma i remember angel her and i dont usually agree but that time we did

    September 4, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Gung that was me the time Angel and you got along, I changed my name b/c the troll was after me.

      September 4, 2011 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  14. gung hoe

    Good night raven,banasy,Scottish Mama,and Jazzzzz

    September 4, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  15. Buzzkill

    Drakorex1 you ve been quiet all night whats up?

    September 4, 2011 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
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