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©

    This martini mama is of to the Land of Nod.
    See y'all on the flipside!
    Have a great weekend, everyone.
    Toodles!

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

    huha

    September 4, 2011 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      You can't handle it.

      September 4, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    Goodnight Banasy, I was glad to have caught you all on.
    7 & 7 to you,
    Goodnight gung,
    Raven are you going to join them?

    September 4, 2011 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. uh?

    aduh

    September 4, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    I guess it's you and me Lars, what's your location?

    September 4, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. gung hoe

    Gosh guys lars said nitey nite not I

    September 4, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    Lars is that you?

    September 4, 2011 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. Scottish Mama

    Lars pick a topic since everyone is gone.

    September 4, 2011 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  9. Drakorex1

    @BUZZKILL I VE BEEN SITTING HERE LAUGHING MY LIEGIONS ARE DOING SO GOOD I M JUST CHILLIN TALK TO YOU LATER BUZZKILL

    September 4, 2011 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. gung hoe

    Hey moma that was lars saying nitey nite for me GOOD NIGHT QUEEN OF POST BANASY

    September 4, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. Scottish Mama

    Damn, I thought you might start to talk?

    September 4, 2011 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. Scottish Mama

    I thought it was you, gung. I guess Raven has left us?

    September 4, 2011 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  13. Buzzkill

    see ya Drakorex

    September 4, 2011 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. ma

    good night Johnboy

    September 4, 2011 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. gung hoe

    Ya drakorex1 YA THINK YOUR PUNK ASZ IS SO SMART DONT GIVE ME A CHANCE TO TALK TO YOUR MOMA LARS OR YOULL BE GROUNDED FOR LIFE

    September 4, 2011 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
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