7.2 Quake Hits Vanuatu, Tsunami Alert Issued

7.2 Quake Hits Vanuatu, Tsunami Alert Issued

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A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu on Sunday and a tsunami a03-1459675663-tsunami2-600lert has been issued, reports said. The quake struck 146 km north-northwest of Vanuatu on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has issued a statement that there’s a possibility of a tsunami. The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed there’s no tsunami threat to Australia. There have been no reports of damages yet. Vanuatu is a Pacific archipelago nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. It is situated some 1,750 km east of northern Australia, and is to the west of Fiji.(Agencies)

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