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Earthquake Hits Pacific with Magnitude-7.2 But no threat of Tsunami

Earthquake Hits Pacific with Magnitude-7.2 But no threat of TsunamiOn Friday afternoon, A strong earthquake with magnitude-7.2 shook the Pacific Ocean near the island nations of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. The authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami due to the earthquake.

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The United States Geological Survey said that the earthquake hit Friday afternoon 109 kilometers east of Hunter island of New Caledonia, at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Initially, the earthquake registered with a magnitude of 7.6 but was downgraded later. The tsunami warning was later cancelled. The tsunami threat area includes coastal areas of Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji, including the Fijian capital, Suva.

After reviewing the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that this earthquake did not pose a tsunami threat.

This region comes in the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes are common.

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