6.7-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Vanuatu Region, EMSC Says

CC BY 2.0 / Phillip Capper / Port VilaCentral Port Vila, Vanuatu. (File)
Central Port Vila, Vanuatu. (File) - Sputnik International, 1920, 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.
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