Earthquake strikes Vanuatu
October 20, 2015 10:36 pm
A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 has struck the Pacific Ocean near the island nation of Vanuatu, seismologists say.
The earthquake, at 8:52 a.m. local time on Wednesday, was centered about 46 kilometers northeast of Port-Olry.
It struck about 117 kilometers (72 miles) deep, making it a fairly deep earthquake.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami.
There was no immediate word on damage or casualties.