Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes off eastern Australia

June 20, 2016 07:19

SYDNEY - A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck on Monday about 51.57 miles southwest of the town of Isangel in the South Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu, the United States Geological Survey said.

The temblor was initially reported to have been a much more powerful magnitude 6.3, but the USGS revised down its initial assessment.

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