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. Jeff Frank ( R - Ohio )

    No earthquake here today. 🙂

    September 4, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. justathought

    @Jazzzz I'm just getting this up this morning, but I read a few of your earlier posts yesterday evenig about the end of the world. Why fret? If you really believe the Bible, and you are a Christian who loves and obeys God then the end of this world is something more to celibrate than to be feared. It means that this old world will come to an end and Christ will come to take His fathful to a more glorious place. It's much the same when someone dies believing in God. Yes, for sure we will miss them and we will weep because we love them, but if you can view it as someone gone on a lovely vacation. It is something more to celibrate than be sorrowful about because we know we will see them again only in a better place than this old sinful world. 1Thes 13-18

    September 4, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. gung hoe

    Boy you said that right your useless

    September 4, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. the prophet

    As I said in my previous posts massive earthquakes are coming to different parts of the US, WDC and Vegas are sone cities. Thousands will parish, our earth is being hit by sun bursts disrupting our magnetosphere and stretching it , thence transferring this force to our tectonics plates causing earthquakes. The Government is not telling us the truth. Save your selves move out of these areas go to higher grounds.

    September 4, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    @ just a thought thank you for the concern for the little lady But she is a christian thru and thru She walks in the light Just she like all of us carry lifes burdons thanx though layman herman

    September 4, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    @Justathought...True Christians pray as Jesus prayed: "Our Father, who art in heaven...thy kingdom COME", not 'my own self go'. We want Jesus to rule this world, and bring to an end those who currently rule it. It was the bad people who were gone after the flood of Noah's day, the good ones were preserved alive. But yeah, these are fearful times for everyone, good or bad. Not for those who are indifferent or ignorant though. (head-in-sand disease)

    September 4, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT ( human rights activist and elf slayer)

    i hope that the end doesnt come with a bunch of earth quakes... i would rather have a zombie outbreak...
    .

    September 4, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    @the Prophet...you recommend for people to seek refuge from EQ's by moving to "higher ground". Well, Colorado is about as higher ground as one can get, but we have EQ's too, and yes, they too are on the rise both in frequency and magnitude. Interestingly, one bible prophecy explains that during the end-times, people would be looking for "Mountains" to conceal themselves from the dangers.

    September 4, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mmmmm

    so crazy...y'all should be in church this morning and save the mimosa moments for later....

    September 4, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  10. the prophet

    Scientist say our sun will expand and swallow the earth whole, this their theoretic end. How do they know!! has anyone seen a sun or star do that!! To my readers...NO in my prophecy not theory!! I see the sun just erupt out of control spiting flairs in all directions within our universe getting smaller and eventually dissipate fully extinguished leaving the earth in total darkness, very rapidly we will begin to lose our atmosphere the air we breathe, eventually we will all parish and frozen in time. We are losing our atmosphere now, the oxygen we breathe are being deprived by the modernization and emissions released into our atmosphere our sun will not have us for lunch.
    parish frozen in time.

    September 4, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    @the Prophet...here it is, told by John, who wrote the book of Reveation while in prison on an island. "And the kings of the earth and their top-ranking ones and their military commanders and the rich and the slave and the free people hid themselves in the caves and in the mountains. And they keep saying to the mountains: "Fall over us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the Lamb [Jesus], because the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"-Rev. 6:15-17

    September 4, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. RUFFNUTT © ( human rights activist and elf slayer)

    why got church.. we are all doomed..
    .
    even if you goto church and goto confession, thhen get absolved of sin..
    .
    you could leave church with a clean slate.. then maybe you don't come to a complete stop at the stopsign leaving church..and blam..your doomed again..
    .
    i see it all the time at the church down the street as they run the stop sign..jesus said we must obey god's laws and man's laws also..

    September 4, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    @RUFFNUTT...we've all been doomed to death for thousands of years ya know.

    September 4, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. Newspaper delivery Boy

    Dear Mr. Philip
    I have left a message concerning your newspaper
    please read and respond very carefully... or ELSE !!!!

    September 4, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  15. RUFFNUTT© ( human rights activist and elf slayer)

    @phililp... maybe i should buy some usa tresury bonds? after a 1000 years of intrest i might double my money... 🙂

    September 4, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
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