Oct 2 (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck near the Vanuatu islands in the South Pacific today, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.
Notable quake, preliminary info: M 7.3 – Vanuatu region https://t.co/sAIIQyZKqr— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) October 2, 2021
No tsunami warning was issued due to the depth of the quake, said the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.
Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 near Vanuatu Islands –EMSC https://t.co/9Kwq1Hzu9p— my2angels (@my2angels8) October 2, 2021
The quake, which was upgraded from a preliminary magnitude of 6.7, was at a depth of 531 km (329 miles), EMSC said.
There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damages from the earthquake.
The USGS Shakemap for the M7.3 earthquake at 6:30pm indicates light shaking with intensities between MMI3-4 was felt throughout Fiji with weak shaking in Vanuatu and New Caledonia as well. pic.twitter.com/S1kQHqnXob— Fiji Earthquakes & Weather (@FijiEarthquakes) October 2, 2021