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Vanuatu hit by 5.7-magnitude earthquake

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The quake was centred about 250km northwest of Vanuatu's Santo Island. Photo: USGS
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 has struck northwest of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the US Geological Survey says.

The quake on Monday was initially reported with a magnitude of 6.0 but was later downgraded by the USGS.

It was recorded at a depth of 20km and was located around 250km northwest of Vanuatu’s Santo Island, the USGS said.

There was no immediate tsunami warning or any reports of damage or casualties.

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