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2008-09-09 09:00:25

Earthquake hits Vanuatu Islands HONG KONG, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale occurred near Vanuatu Islands at 11:14 a.m. on Monday ( 0314 GMT Monday), according to a bulletin released by the Hong Kong Observatory. The epicenter was initially determined to be 19.9 degrees south latitude and 169.0 degrees east longitude, about 250 kilometers south-southeast of Port Vila. There were no reports of casualties or damage so far. (c) 2008 Xinhua News...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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