Thursday 23 March 2023 - 1:25:50 pm

7.0 magnitude earthquake shook archipelago of Vanuatu: U.S. Geological Survey

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (WAM) — A 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, triggering a tsunami warning that was withdrawn hours later, according to AP.

The quake was centered 23 kilometers (15 miles) from Port Olry and hit at a depth of 27 kms (17 miles), the agency said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that a tsunami threat it had issued for nearby Vanuatu coasts has passed. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Hatem Mohamed