A tsunami alert has been lifted after a 6.8-magnitude quake which struck Wednesday off the coast of the Pacific island nation Vanuatu.
The earthquake was detected at a depth of 94 kilometres (56 miles) and was about 340 kilometres northwest of Port Vila, in line with the US Geological Survey.
The danger of harmful tsunami waves “has now handed”, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre mentioned after revising its preliminary evaluation.
A resident of Vanuatu’s largest island of Espiritu Santo, which lies close to the epicentre, mentioned he felt a “sturdy quake”.
An AFP correspondent within the capital of Port Vila mentioned individuals there couldn’t really feel any shaking.
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