Vanuatu Islands Hit With Violent 6.8 Earthquake Moments Ago

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake rattled the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake struck at 9:05 a.m. Sunday local time (2205 GMT Saturday), some 8.7 kilometres (5.4 miles) below the surface, the USGS said. The USGS said the quake hit some 148 kilometres (91 miles) southeast Port-Vila, Vanuatu and about 1,864 kilometres (1,158 miles) northeast Brisbane, Australia.US Geological Survey has just reported that the Vanuatu Islands was just hit with a violent 6.8 magnitude earthquake moments ago. The quakes epicenter lies 55km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu and occurred at 2012-12-21 22:28:08 UTC.

Presently, the situation is active and thus reports of damage are still unclear.

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake rattled the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu back in April of this year as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

That quake struck at 9:05 a.m. some 8.7 kilometres (5.4 miles) below the surface.

The USGS said the quake hit some 148 kilometres (91 miles) southeast Port-Vila, Vanuatu and about 1,864 kilometres (1,158 miles) northeast Brisbane, Australia.

This most recent quake has not triggered tsunami warnings. We will bring you updates as soon as they are available.

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