7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Vanuatu

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake has struck about 535km southeast of the Pacific nation of Vanuatu.

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake has struck about 535km southeast of the Pacific nation of Vanuatu.

The undersea earthquake occurred at 11:26 AM AEST southeast of the Loyalty Islands in the Pacific.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says there are no warnings for the region after it earlier issued a tsunami warning for New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji.

New Zealand Civil Defence says it’s currently assessing whether there is any tsunami threat to the nation.

There is no tsunami threat to Australia.

The shallow quake was measured at a depth of about 10km.

Original Article: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2016/08/12/7-6-earthquake-hits-near-vanuatu.html#sthash.iaCh5qZa.dpuf

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