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Added: 29.07.2011 YouTube
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Date-Time Friday, July 29, 2011 at 07:42:23 UTC
Friday, July 29, 2011 at 07:42:23 PM at epicenter
Location 23.637°S, 179.805°E
Depth 528 km (328.1 miles)
Region SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
Distances 365 km (226 miles) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji
576 km (357 miles) ESE of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji
583 km (362 miles) WSW of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga
1544 km (959 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand
BRITISH Defence chiefs have admitted servicemen were exposed to dangerous radiation levels during nuclear tests in Australia and the South Pacific in the 1950s.
The dramatic admission, made after years of denials, features in papers filed with the High Court in London by Ministry of Defence lawyers.
The Sunday Mirror newspaper said the court papers reveal that the Ministry of Defence now believes that nuclear tests were responsible for the deaths of some British servicemen.
However, the MoD insists that only 159 men were affected out of the 20,000 who were present.