Powerful Quake Strikes Vanuatu; Number Injuries or Tsunami Threat

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 10:24 AM

The magnitude-6.9 quake was the third powerful earthquake to strike Vanuatu since Sunday, although none have caused problems. The quake hit one hundred nine kilometers (sixty-eight miles) W of the village of Sola and four hundred fifty-three kilometers (two hundred eighty-one miles) northwest of the capital, Harbour Vila, according the U.

Another powerful earthquake struck the Pacific nation of Vanuatu on Thursday but there was number tsunami threat and number immediate reports of any damage or injuries.

The magnitude-6.9 quake was the third powerful earthquake to strike Vanuatu since Sunday, although none have caused problems.

The quake hit one hundred nine kilometers (sixty-eight miles) W of the village of Sola and four hundred fifty-three kilometers (two hundred eighty-one miles) northwest of the capital, Harbour Vila, according the U. S. Geological Survey. Its depth was thirty-two kilometers (twenty miles).

Shadrack Welegtabit, the director of Vanuatu'south National Catastrophe Management Office, said he didn't perceive the quake in the capital and hasn't received any reports that it's affected the island nation. He said he'south not sure what's triggered the recent spate of earthquakes.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Middle said there was number threat of a destructive tsunami.

Vanuatu sits on the Ring of Fire, the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes are common. The nation is also prone to volcanoes and cyclones.

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