Vanuatu struck by magnitude 6.4 earthquake

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Vanuatu, one of Australia’s closest island neighbors, was hit by a major earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale.

The underwater earthquake occurred north of Port Villa, the capital of Vanuatu, at about 9:23 a.m. local time at a depth of 32 kilometers, according to the government portal Geoscience Australia.

The Bureau of Meteorology has stated that there is no tsunami risk for Australia.

The island state lies 3,600 km off the coast of northeast Queensland and is home to about 340,000 people.

It followed a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck about 95 kilometers from Luganville earlier this month.

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