26 Dec 2010

Tsunami warning cancelled

9:19 am on 26 December 2010

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has cancelled a warning issued on Sunday morning following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake, centred near Vanuatu.

The center says sea level readings confirmed a tsunami was generated, but the wave measured only 15cm higher than normal.

The earthquake occurred at 12.16am local time on Sunday. The US Geological Survey said was 12.3km deep and centred 145km west of Isangel, on the island of Tanna in the Vanuatu archipelago.