Vanuatu shaken by strong earthquake


The magniture-6.9 quake struck around 100kms west of the village of Sola. Photo / iStock

A strong has rattled the South Pacific island nation of , but there was no tsunami threat and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.9 quake struck on Wednesday around 100 kilometers west of the village of Sola, and 460 kilometers northwest of Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila. The quake struck at a depth of 33 kilometers.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a tsunami.
This is the second strong quake to hit Vanuatu this week. A quake of the same magnitude struck on Sunday, with no damage reported.

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