Quantcast

Tuesday, September 02, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 1 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Strong earthquake strikes near Vanuatu in Pacific

By Associated Press

POSTED:



SYDNEY >> A strong earthquake has rattled the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami alert has been issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.3 quake struck Friday, 60 miles north of the island of Santo, at a depth of 111 miles.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an alert.

Vanuatu is part of the Pacific "ring of fire." That's an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones stretching from Chile in South America through Alaska and down through Vanuatu to Tonga in the South Pacific.






 Print   Email   Comment | View 1 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(1)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions


IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News
Blogs