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No tsunami from earthquake near Vanuatu

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