28/10/2021

Earthquake of magnitude 7.2 near Vanuatu, no tsunami warning

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.

No tsunami warning was issued due to the depth of the quake, said the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.

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.

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