Strong 6.7-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Vanuatu Islands Region

CC BY 2.0 / Phillip Capper / Port VilaCentral Port Vila, Vanuatu. (File)
Central Port Vila, Vanuatu. (File) - Sputnik International, 1920, 02.10.2021
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No tsunami threat has been reported in the area so far. Different sources suggest the tremor might be equal to 7.2 on the Richter scale.
The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said on 2 October that a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit close to the Vanuatu Islands. The quake was reported at a depth of 528 kilometres.
Vanuatu is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly faces powerful earthquakes.
In April 2020, category five tropical cyclone Harold devastated parts of the Vanuatu Islands, leaving dozens dead and injured in its wake.
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