Another Strong Earthquake, Loyalty Islands

Another strong earthquake has struck the Loyalty Islands south-west of Vanuatu. The latest quake struck just after 11 o’clock this evening, New Zealand time.

The latest earthquake was a shallow magnitude 6.3 event which struck at a depth of 10 km, 135 km north-east of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 11:00 pm on Wednesday 4th April 2007 New Zealand time (10:00 p.m. local time).

This is the second strong quake to strike at a shallow depth in the area today.

[Compiled from data supplied by the US Geological Survey and its contributing agencies.]

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