Off the coast of Vanuatu powerful earthquake

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred on Monday night near the island nation of Vanuatu in the Pacific.

As informs "Interfax", the epicenter of the quake was located at about 70 kilometers away from one of the islands.

The possibility of damage and no casualties were reported.

Recall, on Saturday off the coast of Vanuatu earthquake with magnitude 7.0.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was located at a distance of 122 km south-east of the city Isangel, at 20.6 degrees south latitude and 169.7 degrees east longitude. Hearth lies at a depth 135 km.

Vanuatu Islands are part of the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" — a horseshoe-shaped band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40 thousand kilometers. It is in the "Ring of Fire" are 90% of all earthquakes in the world.

Recall, August 25 off the coast of Vanuatu was recorded earthquake of magnitude 6.2. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 79 km south-west of the capital city of Port Vila.

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