6.6 earthquake near Vanuatu

Earthquake

MOSCOW, Dec 29 — RIA Novosti. Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred on Wednesday off the coast of the archipelago of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, said on Monday the U.S. Geological Survey website.

Quake was recorded at 17.54 local time (09.54 MSK). According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 115 kilometers west of the city Isanhel. The earthquake lies at a depth of 31 kilometers.

A few minutes later in the same area occurred avtershok magnitude 5.5. The epicenter of tremors recorded in 18.02 local time (10.02 MSK), located at 137 km south-west of the city Isanhel. The earthquake lies at a depth of 43.8 kilometers.

No injuries, the extent of damage and no tsunami threat reported.

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