6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu

PORT-VILA: An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck the Vanuatu islands on Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

In a statement carried by Asia News International (ANI), USGS said the earthquake, which struck 83 km north-northwest of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred on Sunday at 9:23 VUT at a depth of 29.2 kilometres.

The USGS stated that the earthquake was not expected to generate a tsunami.

In a post on X, the US Geological Survey stated, ‘Notable quake, preliminary info: M 6.3 – 83 km NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.’

There have been no immediate reports of damage.

Source: Emirates News Agency