6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Vanuatu

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has hit Vanuatu, 85km northwest of Isangel, the US Geological Survey says.

In a post a short time ago, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected.

The quake struck the centre of Erromango Island at a depth of 200km.

Erromango has a population of just under 2000 people.

Vanuatu - like other countries along the Pacific's 'Ring of Fire' - is prone to earthquakes.

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Photo: US Geological Survey The USGS said Thursday's quake was centred north of Isangel, Vanuatu.

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