Earthquake Information

January 8, 2023 (12:32:42 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.0 Vanuatu

A major earthquake struck in the southwest Pacific Ocean at a depth of 27.7 km (17.2 miles) beneath Espiritu Santo, the largest island in the Vanuatu island chain. The epicenter was 347.1 km (215.7 miles) NNW of the capitol Port-Vila. A tsunami warning was issued for the region but was withdrawn a few hours later. There are no reports of damage or injuries.

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