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6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Vanuatu, USGS Says

Vanuatu - Sputnik International, 1920, 16.02.2021
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According to the data, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 90 km from the country's capital Port Vila, and was at a depth of 10 km.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck off the coast of the island state of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

No immediate information on possible casualties, specific damage, or tsunami threat has been reported.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) registered the tremor on Tuesday night.

Situated in a seismologically active region, Vanuatu is an island country that frequently suffers from earthquakes. The archipelago, formerly known as the New Hebrides, sits atop a complex and active plate boundary in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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