9 Sep 2008

Second earthquake near Vanuatu

9:42 am on 9 September 2008

A second strong undersea earthquake struck off the coast of Vanuatu early today but seismologists say no tsunami was generated and there were no immediate reports of damage.

The 6.9 magnitude quake was centred about 230 kilometres north of Santo at a depth of 115 kilometres

The quake follows a 6.6 magnitude tremor which hit the region yesterday.