Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Pacific quake caused tsunami alert has been raised

Strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale, produced on Saturday, south-west Pacific, the Vanuatu region, caused the tsunami, said Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

According to experts, a tsunami of 15 cm (small) took place above sea level, according to Sky News.

A tsunami warning was issued, some time ago for Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji.

"sea level confirm that a tsunami was generated, " said prevention center.

"The tsunami would be destructive along coasts in the region near the epicenter. Authorities in the region should take appropriate measures, "the experts say.

Meanwhile, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami alert was raised.

Earthquake of 7.6 degrees in the Western Pacific

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 kilometers. There is no information about casualties or damage. Thanks earthquake intensity scale is a Grade V, moderate, says the American Institute of Geophysics.

Vanuatu is an island nation located in Oceania and located at over 1,700 miles from Australia. more

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