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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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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