An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale occurred off the coast of the small island nation of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
It is reported that the epicenter of the earthquake was about 60 kilometers from the capital at a depth of about 40 kilometers.
The earthquake of casualties or damage were reported. Also not there was a threat of large tsunami. However, geologists say that an earthquake of such force is not excluded local tsunami that could reach the coast of the nearby islands.
Recall the last major earthquake of magnitude 6.1 was recorded in Vanuatu at the end of July. Then his focus was at a depth of 19 kilometers.
Vanuatu is in the so-called "ring of fire" — a seismically dangerous area, which stretches across the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to South America.