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7.1 earthquake strikes Vanuatu triggers tsunami alert

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A earthquake of magnitude 7.1 was detected at the top of the archipiélago de Vanuatuin the Pacific Ocean, at 12:56 GMT, indicated the United States Geological Service (USGS).

El temblor Its epicenter is 123 kilometers south of the city of Isangel, on the Isle of Tanna, and has a depth of 48 km. The USGS initially reported one magnitude de 7.3 and a depth of 35 kilometers, but I corrected the data afterwards.

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Activate tsunami alert on the coasts of Vanuatu and New Caledonia

The Government of Vanuatu warned people who would be subject to “precautionary measures” as they moved to higher terrain. PHOTO: Special

The Alert Center Tsunamis of the Pacific declared that “it is possible that dangerous animals are produced because of this earthquake within a radius of 300 kilometers of the epicenter off the coast Vanuatu y New Caledonia”.

The Department of Meteorology and Geological Surveys Vanuatu advised the residents of the province of Tafea, at the extreme south of the archipelago, who will need “precautionary measures”, as they move to higher terrain.

No immediate information about earthquake damage in Vanuatú

Vanuatu is located in the “Pacific Fire Belt”, an area of ​​intense seismic and volcanic activity. PHOTO: Special

Earthquakes are frequent in it Vanuatuan archive of 320 million inhabitants located in the “Pacific Fire Belt”, an area of ​​intense seismic and volcanic activity.

A earthquake of magnitude 6.7 shielded the north Vanuatu in November, the authorities warned that “small leaks of tsunami“.

With information from AFP

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