Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Off Coast Of Vanuatu

An earthquake, with a recorded magnitude of 6.5, has struck off the coast of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.

An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude struck on Thursday 87 miles (140 km) northwest of the Pacific island of Vanuatu, the US Geological survey said.

There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage, nor any warnings of a tsunami.

Vanuatu is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, with a population of 266,937, as of a July 2014 estimate.



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