Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 occurred in the archipelago of Vanuatu


25.12.2010, 17:52:34 Sydney shores of the island state of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean earthquake with magnitude 7.6.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 135 km west of g.Isangel, and its focus — at a depth of 33 km. Quake was recorded at 16.16 MSK. Information about the destruction and casualties were reported.

Experts of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a warning of a possible tsunami early in Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia.


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