No casualties or damage have been reported.
Tsunami Info Stmt: M7.2 near the Vanuatu Islands— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) 3 апреля 2016 г.
0124PDT Apr 3: Tsunami NOT expected; CA,OR,WA,BC,and AK
The Vanuatu islands are part of the so-called Ring of Fire — a horseshoe-shaped region in the Pacific Ocean formed by volcanoes and tectonic faults. Ninety percent of all earthquakes occur in the Ring.