Earthquake of 6.9 magnitude strikes north-west of Vanuatu

An earthquake measuring 6.9 struck near the island nation of Vanuatu on April 6, 2016.
An earthquake measuring 6.9 struck near the island nation of Vanuatu on April 6, 2016.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM USGS

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - An earthquake measuring 6.9 struck north-west of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Wednesday (April 6).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not issue a Pacific-wide tsunami warning.

A similarly-sized quake struck the same area on Sunday without causing any damage.