According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a quake has hit 49 km east of Lakatoro, Vanuatu and 194 kilometres northwest of the island nation's capital Port Vila. The epicentre of the tremor was located at a depth of 160 kilometres.
No tsunami warning has been issued by the authorities so far.
There also have been no reports of damage or casualties caused by the tremor.
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