28 Sep 2007

Quake registered between Vanuatu and New Caledonia

5:00 pm on 28 September 2007

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale has been registered between New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

The quake's epicentre was 25 kilometres below the sea.

The quake has been followed by a series of aftershocks of similar magnitude.

There are no reports of any damage.

The closest inhabited islands are Tanna in Vanuatu and Mare in New Caledonia's Loyalty group.