Quake strikes Vanuatu

A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific islands nation of Vanuatu, but caused no injuries or damage.

A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific islands nation of Vanuatu, but caused no injuries or damage.

The temblor struck about 140 miles north west of the capital Port Vila at 9.18am local time and was centred 93 miles below the earth’s surface, the US Geological Survey said.

Gerard Fryer, a geophysicist at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre at Ewa Beach, Hawaii, said the earthquake was too deep to pose any major tsunami risk.

Vanuatu, formerly the New Hebrides Islands, is made up of 13 main islands about 1,400 miles east of Australia.

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