6.4-magnitude earthquake hits off Vanuatu coast

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SYDNEY–An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck roughly 54 km from the coast of Vanuatu around 2:00 p.m. local time (0300 GMT) on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter, with a depth of 226.08 km, was initially determined to be at 19.0408 degrees south latitude and 169.4528 degrees east longitude. About 12 hours earlier, a smaller magnitude 4.5 tremor hit roughly 91 km off Vanuatu's coast. No tsunami warning has been issued for either incident so far.


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