15 Apr 2016

Vanuatu hit by another quake

10:23 am on 15 April 2016

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has been recorded off the coast of Vanuatu.

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Photo: USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake was 135 kilometres northwest of the town of Santo and it was registered at a depth of 10 kilometres.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a tsunami.

This is the second quake there within the last few hours, earlier this morning, a magnitude 6.2 was recorded.

There was no tsunami warning issued for that quake.