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Wellington: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu on Sunday and a tsunami alert has been issued, reports said.
 
The quake struck 146 km north-northwest of Vanuatu on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported.
 
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has issued a statement that there’s a possibility of a tsunami.
 
The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed there’s no tsunami threat to Australia. 
 
There have been no reports of damages yet. 
 
Vanuatu is a Pacific archipelago nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. It is situated some 1,750 km east of northern Australia, and is to the west of Fiji. 
First Published | 3 April 2016 3:05 PM
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