Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 strikes northwest of Vanuatu: USGS

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 06, 2016 3:11 AM

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck northwest of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Wednesday.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not issue a Pacific-wide tsunami warning.

A similarly-sized quake struck the same area on Sunday without causing any damage.

(Reporting by Byron Kaye; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)