Magnitude-6.8 quake hits Vanuatu

Magnitude-6.8 quake hits Vanuatu
# 22 December 2012 03:12 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale jolted Vanuatu, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported on Friday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The tremor occurred at 9:28 a.m. local time Saturday (2228 GMT Friday), with a depth of 207.9 km. The epicenter was located some 63 km south-southwest of Sola, Vanuatu, and 723 km north of We, New Caledonia, according to information released on the USGS website.

So far no tsunami warning has been issued.

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