Powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off Vanuatu Islands

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck near the Vanuatu islands this morning.

The earthquake occurred at 8:52 a.m. local time on Wednesday and was centered about 46 kilometers northeast of Port-Olry, or about 339 kilometers north-northwest of Port-Vila, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

There was no immediate word on damage or casualties.


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There is no tsunami threat to Australia.