20 September 2022

Earthquake of 5.1 Magnitude Strikes Vanuatu Coast in Pacific Ocean

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Port Vila, September 20 (QNA) - An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck Tuesday off the coast of Vanuatu, in the South Pacific Ocean.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred at a distance of 76 km from the Norsup area in Malampa Province, at a depth of 11 km.
There were no reports of casualties or material losses due to the earthquake.
Last August, an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck the city of Luganville, located on the island of Vanuatu, at a depth of 10 km.
Vanuatu Island, which is archipelago of volcanic origin, lies on the so-called 'Pacific Ring of Fire' - a zone of frequent seismic activity caused by friction between shifting tectonic plates. (QNA)


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