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Originally published Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 4:15 PM

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Magnitude-6.5 quake shakes Vanuatu

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake rattled the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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NEW YORK —

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake rattled the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake struck at 9:05 a.m. Sunday local time (2205 GMT Saturday), some 8.7 kilometers (5.4 miles) below the surface, the USGS said.

The USGS said the quake hit some 148 kilometers (91 miles) southeast Port-Vila, Vanuatu and about 1,864 kilometers (1,158 miles) northeast Brisbane, Australia.

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