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No tsunami from earthquake near Vanuatu

  • COURTESY U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEYThis map shows the location of an earthquake near Vanuatu Thursday night.
    COURTESY U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
    This map shows the location of an earthquake near Vanuatu Thursday night.

No tsunami was generated from a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in the South Pacific nearVanuatu, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake struck at 9:40 p.m. Thursday Hawaii time, 8:40 a.m. in Vanuatu.

It was centered 16 miles east of Port-Olry, Vanuatu and 401 miles north of We, New Caledonia at a depth of 73.2 miles.

There were no immediate reports of serious injuries or damage.

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