7.2 quake hits Vanuatu, tsunami alert issued

| Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 15:05
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Earthquake hits Vanuatu, tsunami alert

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. 

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