No direct threat of tsunami from Vanuatu earthquake: agency

13:45, March 17, 2011      

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on Thursday ruled out any direct threat of any regional tsunami being triggered from Vanuatu earthquake occurred earlier in the afternoon.

"The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in collaboration with Fiji' s Seismology Section of the Mineral Resources Department has confirmed that there is no direct threat of any regional tsunami being triggered from such moderate size earthquake," says Fiji's Information Ministry in its media release.

An earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.4 occurred at 2:48 p.m. local time within the Vanuatu region on Thursday, which occurred at a depth of 26.4 km beneath the earth's surface, it added.

Source: Xinhua

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