An earthquake, measuring magnitude 6.2, has struck off the coast of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.
The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 08:23 GMT, 420km (260 miles) north-west of the capital, Port Vila. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said the threat of tsunami waves had now mostly passed.
The USGS said the quake was fairly shallow – at a depth of about 35km (21 miles) – but no damage had been reported so far.
The quake, originally measured at 7.2, struck in the north of Vanuatu off Espiritu Santo.