Vanuatu shaken by strong earthquake

The magniture-6.9 quake struck around 100kms west of the village of Sola. Photo / iStock A strong earthquake has rattled the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, 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 […]

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Earthquake strikes near Vanuatu

The earthquake was centered about 81km northwest of Port-Olry. Photo / File Kiwis living in Vanuatu have described feeling a “strong but not severe” earthquake – but say there is no immediate reports of injury or damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said tsunami waves were possible for coasts within 300km of the epicentre following […]

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Vanuatu

Vanuatu, independent republic consisting of more than 80 islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, located about 5,600 km (about 3,500 mi) southwest of Hawaii and about 2,400 km (about 1,500 mi) northeast of Australia. From the late 19th century until independence in 1980, Vanuatu (then called the New Hebrides) was governed jointly by France and Britain. The […]

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