Quake of 6.8 magnitude strikes off Vanuatu in South Pacific: USGS

Reuters News
Posted: May 09, 2017 10:18 AM

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck north of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake was recorded at a depth of 175 km (108 miles) and was located about 115 km (71 miles) north of Vanuatu's Santo island, the USGS said.

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There was no immediate tsunami warning or any reports of damage or casualties.

(Reortng by Robert Birsel)