Vanuatu Earthquake Photos

August 10, 2010 by staff 

Vanuatu Earthquake, Vanuatu, the nation of South Pacific islands, was beaten by an earthquake of 7.6 magnitude and then a small tsunami.

U.S. Geological Survey said the undersea quake struck about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Port Vila, at a depth of 22 miles (35 km).

Local police said there were no reports of serious damage or injury caused by the earthquake of magnitude 7.5. Some shook buildings and cut power lines.

The Tsunami Warning Center Pacific said a small tsunami, 9 inches (22 cm) wave was observed outside the capital Port Vila.

Vanuatu Island is part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, a place of earthquake and volcanic areas of Chile in South America through Alaska and down through the South Pacific region.

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