Strong 6.9 quake strikes off Vanuatu: USGS
Sydney: A shallow 6.9-magnitude earthquake
hit off the coast of the South Pacific island of Vanuatu late
on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres, around 122
kilometres west of the capital Port Vila.
Vanuatu lies on the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire", a
zone of frequent seismic activity caused by friction between
shifting tectonic plates.
The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued an
information bulletin but no alert, saying "no destructive
widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical
earthquake and tsunami data".
The earthquake hit shortly after midnight, USGS
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Watch: Yogi Adityanath's first speech as Uttar Pradesh CM in Gorakhpur
- Yogi Adityanath's speech on his first visit to Gorakhpur after becoming UP CM
- What Hindu saints think about Ram Mandir issue?
- Yogi Adityanath to visit Gorakhpur for first time today after becoming UP CM
- DNA: Analysing the 'no first use' nuclear policy of India
- Is this for real: Ajinkya Rahane bizarre shot went for six, concerned Virat Kohli settles with smile — WATCH
- WATCH: Skipper Virat Kohli carries drinks for Team India
- WATCH: Tom Latham takes IMPOSSIBLE catch to dismiss Faf du Plessis
- Mohanlal's 'Manyam Puli' has a BREATHTAKING scene where TIGER attacks a boy! WATCH 'Pulimurugan' clip
- Kapil Sharma-Sunil Grover fight: Will it be a shutdown for 'The Kapil Sharma Show'?