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Earthquake of 6.9 magnitude strikes Vanuatu


Wellington: An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 has struck near the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.

The earthquake struck 109 km west-south-west of Sola, Vanuatu, at 6.58 pm (NZT) at a depth of 33.7 km, quoted the US Geological Survey (USGS), as saying.

Meanwhile, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has not issued any tsunami warning.

“Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected,” quoted the centre as saying.

A similar quake had struck the same area on Sunday but caused no damage. (ANI)

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