Magnitude 7.3 quake hits off coast of Vanuatu: USGS

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Posted: Apr 28, 2016 3:58 PM

(Reuters) - A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Vanuatu on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

There was no threat of a Pacific-wide tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The quake was centered about 60 miles (95 km) southeast of the town of Santo at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km), USGS said.

(Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)