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6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Vanuatu

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A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has hit Vanuatu, 85km northwest of Isangel, the US Geological Survey says.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected, reports RNZ.

The quake struck the centre of Erromango Island at a depth of 200km. Erromango has a population of just under 2000 people.