Earthquake Watch: Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes in Vanuatu region

Posted on February 2, 2012


Feb 2 (Reuters) – An earthquake measuring 6.9 struck in the Pacific Ocean off Vanuatu on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but residents said there were no reports of damage.

The quake, which hit at 1334 GMT, was at a shallow 6.3 miles (10 km) depth, the USGS said, and was centered 122 km (76 miles) west of Port-Vila, the capital of Vanuatu or about 1,800 km (1,120 miles) east of the Australian coast.


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