Earthquake Strikes Off Vanuatu

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.

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