21 September 2022

Earthquake of 4.7 Magnitude Strikes Vanuatu Coast in Pacific Ocean

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Port Vila, September 21 (QNA) - An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale struck Wednesday off the coast of the island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said that the earthquake occurred 152 km southeast of Port Vila, Vanuatu, at a depth of 10 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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