6.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Vanuatu island

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6.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Vanuatu island
6.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Vanuatu island

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake shook the northern part of Vanuatu Island in the South Pacific Tuesday.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck at a depth of 17 kilometers, 475 kilometers north of Santo Island.

To date, no immediate reports of damage or injury have been received. The USGS had previously set up an earthquake site located in the eastern capital of the Solomon Islands province in the vicinity.

Vanuatu Island is located around 1,750 km east of Australia, 500 km north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands.

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