Earthquake Strikes Off Vanuatu

An earthquake, measuring magnitude 7.2, has struck off the coast of the Pacific island of Vanuatu, though there is no reported risk of a tsunami.

A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.

The US Geological Survey said the quake was 535km (330 miles) southeast of Vanuatu island.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a local tsunami warning for areas close to the earthquake, though this was later cancelled.

There were no initial reports of damage or casualties.

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