Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred in the area of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred off the coast of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, the site of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 10:06 local time (3:06 MSK). According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 79 km south-west of the capital city of Port Vila. The earthquake lies at a depth of 10.1 kilometers. No injuries, possible damage were reported. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Miami reports no threat of a tsunami from the earthquake.

An earthquake measuring six and above is considered strong and can lead to the destruction of buildings and loss of life, say seismologists, RIA Novosti reported.

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