Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake hits Vanuatu

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The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, was 10km deep. It was later revised to magnitude 7.
The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, was 10km deep. It was later revised to magnitude 7.

Vanuatu is a Pacific island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, which is of volcanic origin, was hit today by a large earthquake, with preliminary magnitude of 7.3, 10km deep after 7:30am NZ time; and it was later revised to magnitude 7.

Waves between 1m and 3m above the tide level were possible along some coasts of Vanuatu as the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has initially said.

Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake hits Vanuatu
Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake hits Vanuatu

As of 9:30am NZ time, the Center updated that the tsunami threat had mostly passed.

A spokesman at Vanuatu’s Bauer field International Airport in Port Villa said that “it was just a small one”, also it did not interrupted any flights.

Today’s quake was the fifth time this year that measuring magnitude 7 or more.