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Another Strong Quake in Vanuatu, No Tsunami Expected

April 6, 2016, 6:21 PM HST
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United State Geological Survey image.

United State Geological Survey image.

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.

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