6.7-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Vanuatu Region, EMSC Says
11:16 GMT 09.10.2021 (Updated: 11:30 GMT 09.10.2021)
No tsunami threat has been reported in the area so far. Different sources suggest the tremor might be equal to 7 on the Richter scale.
The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said on 9 October that a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit close to the Vanuatu Islands. The quake was reported at a depth of 514 kilometres. No casualties have been reported so far.
The earthquake occurred at around 11:00 GMT, some 483 kilometres southwest of Nadi, Fiji.
Vanuatu is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly faces powerful earthquakes.