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. Jazzzzzzz ü

    LMAO, 🙂
    Sorry, meant JIF...

    September 4, 2011 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I have a close friend who was traumatized by the religion-caused death of his twin brother when they were teenagers.
    The twin was in an accident operating an amusement-park ride, and blood transfusions would have saved his life.
    Because of a prominent religious sect that pushes concepts such as the end days and the return of Jesus, the boy's mother would not allow him to receive blood transfusions, so he died.
    Carry on with your discussions of the end days and the return of Jesus.

    September 4, 2011 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzz ü

    @ JIF..
    So sorry to hear of your friends life-altering event.
    Ironic that Jesus' should spill his blood for us, yet this kid didn't receive one drop from anyone.

    September 4, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzz u

    I like cocoa. I put marshmallows in my cocoa. I wish the marshmallows wouldn't melt so fast.

    September 4, 2011 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I don't know why someone posts in my name then says that I don't drink cocoa. I do to drink cocoa. However, I do leave out the marshmallows. No need for so much sugar.

    September 4, 2011 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jazzzzzz u

    I have always liked cocoa. Sooooo good.

    September 4, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. gung hoe

    Anybody awake

    September 4, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. gung hoe

    Anybody Outside

    September 4, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. gung hoe

    Is the real jazzzz there

    September 4, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. gung hoe

    @ jif Am really sorry about your teenage friend But like i had posted earlier God gives us the ability to think for ourselves Your friends parents was misled and was following a false prophet You know like these trolls We have to deceifer the different ones from the real one

    September 4, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  11. RUFFNUTT ( PLATE TECHTONIC SPECIALIST )

    THE TECHTONIC PLATES ARE WEAKENING.. 2012 the movie is a blueprint of what is going to happen...

    September 4, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Jesus John Christ Cusak

      God willing!.. Only John The Christ Cusak can save us!.. Kinda convenient eh?

      September 4, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. Nostadamus (No typo)

    So the snake told me to leave after inviting me here for fun and games, but we all know mr snakes is just upset he can't get one over on me, so now I'm useless.

    September 4, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. Nostadamus (No typo)

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dGOfFbzvq4&w=640&h=360]

    September 4, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. gung hoe

    Oh ruffie sure am glad we have our plate spc when we need ya

    September 4, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. gung hoe

    Nostadomas sounds more like lars

    September 4, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
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