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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake was recorded off the coast of Vanuatu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey

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MOSCOW, (Sputnik) – A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Vanuatu in the South Pacific on Sunday, according to data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The earthquake was registered at 03:11 UTC (03:11 GMT). The epicenter of the quake was 32 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of the Vanuatu city of Luganville at a depth of 10 kilometers.

No immediate information on casualties or possible destruction.

Located in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where two tectonic plates collide, Vanuatu frequently faces earthquakes that can be accompanied by tsunamis. In August alone, the island nation faced her three quakes of magnitude 5.0 or greater.



https://sputniknews.com/20220814/magnitude-59-earthquake-registered-off-coast-of-vanuatu-us-geological-survey-says-1099566495.html A magnitude 5.9 earthquake was recorded off the coast of Vanuatu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey

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