Another Strong Quake in Vanuatu, No Tsunami Expected
For the second consecutive day, a strong earthquake was reported in Vanuatu.
The magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook the area at 5:33 p.m. Hawai’i Standard Time. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, there is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i.
Less than 24 hours earlier, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook Vanuatu at 8:59 p.m. Tuesday Hawai’i time. That earthquake also did not produce a tsunami threat to Hawai’i.
Wednesday’s quake is the third to register at least a 6.9 magnitude around Vanuatu in the last week. On April 2 at 10:24 p.m. Hawai’i time, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake was reported, but did not generate a tsunami threat for Hawai’i.
According to the United States Geological Survey, Wednesday’s earthquake was located 65.9 miles west of Sola, Vanuatu; 112.5 miles north-northwest of Luganville, Vanuatu; 282.1 miles north-northwest of Port-Vila, Vanuatu; 477.8 miles north of We, New Caledonia; and 546.8 miles southeast of Honiara, Solomon Islands.