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DHA-GENEVA 94/0246
VANUATU - EARTHQUAKE
DHA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
14 JULY 1994

1. ON 13 JULY AT 1330 HRS LOCAL TIME, AN EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED IN
VANUATU COMPUTED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AT THE MAGNITUDE OF
7.3 ON RICHTER SCALE.

2. PRELIMINARY REPORT FROM DHA REPRESENTATIVE IN PACIFIC AREA
INDICATES DAMAGE TO EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IN ISLAND OF MALAKULA.

3. SURVEY TEAM MADE UP OFFICIALS FROM NATIONAL DISASTER
MANAGEMENT OFFICE AND GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT HAVE BEEN DISPATCHED TO
DISASTER AREA FOR AN ASSESSMENT.