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Small tsunami generated by Vanuatu earthquake will not affect China

08-10-2010 16:40 BJT

BEIJING, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The small tsunami generated by the 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Vanuatu at 1:24 p.m. (Beijing time) Tuesday will not affect China, the State Oceanic Administration of China said.

The administration quoted the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center as saying a small tsunami with 70 cm waves developed near the epicenter of the quake.

The National Marine Environment Forecasting Center under the State Oceanic Administration of China will continue to monitor the situation and release information in a timely manner.

The China Earthquake Networks Center calculated the earthquake's magnitude at 7.4.

The quake's epicenter was 17.5 south latitude and 168.0 east longitude, the center said, adding that the quake occurred at a depth of 40 km below the earth's surface.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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