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Strong 6.5 quake strikes off Vanuatu

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the South Pacific island of Vanuatu today, the Hong Kong Observatory said, but there were no reports of a tsunami warning.

world Updated: Feb 07, 2012 08:51 IST
AFP

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the South Pacific island of Vanuatu on Sunday, the Hong Kong Observatory said, but there were no reports of a tsunami warning.

The quake struck at 1640 GMT around 81 kilometres (50 miles) southwest of the capital Port Vila.

First Published: Feb 05, 2012 22:56 IST