Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes northwest of Vanuatu

By REUTERS
April 17, 2017 06:17
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 struck northwest of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake was initially reported with a magnitude of 6.0 but was later downgraded by the USGS. It was recorded at a depth of 20 km (12 miles) and was located around 250 kms (150 miles) northwest of Vanuatu's Santo island, the USGS said.

There was no immediate tsunami warning or any reports of damage or casualties.


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