06:51 GMT07 March 2021
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    Vanuatu is located near the Ring of Fire - an area around much of the rim of the Pacific Ocean with high seismic activity, causing regular volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

    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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