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2006-08-07 18:21:32

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of 6.7 magnitude hit 50 miles from the largest island of Vanuatu at 9:18 a.m. local time on August 8 (2218 GMT August 7), the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Monday. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that there was no Pacific Ocean-wide tsunami threat, even with their higher initial reading of a 7.0 magnitude. "However, earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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