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5.9 magnitude earthquake shakes the Vanuato archipelago in the South Pacific

BANGKOK, Thailand.- A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the northeast coasts of the Vanuatu archipelago in the South Pacific on Wednesday, without causing casualties or serious material damage, nor has a tsunami warning been issued for the time being.

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the northeast coasts of the Vanuatu archipelago in the South Pacific on Wednesday, without causing victims or serious material damage, nor has a tsunami warning been issued at the moment.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), which records seismic activity worldwide, located the earthquake 165 km below the seabed and 60 km northeast of the town of Lakatoro, capital of the province of Malampa.

Vanuatu is located near the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire and the submarine volcanoes of the Lau Basin, which is why it regularly registers shocks of seismic origin.

The Republic of Vanuatu, with a population of around 250,000 inhabitants, is made up of an archipelago of volcanic origin.

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