Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 strikes Vanuatu Islands

NEW DELHI: A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Pacific nation of Vanuatu on Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The quake, which occurred at 9:23 am local time, was centered in the ocean approximately 83 kilometers (51 miles) northwest of Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila, at a depth of about 29 kilometers (18 miles).
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre stated that the earthquake was not expected to generate a tsunami.There have been no immediate reports of damage.
Vanuatu, an archipelago with a population of 320,000, frequently experiences earthquakes as it is situated on the seismic Ring of Fire. This arc of intense tectonic activity extends through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.


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