13 Jun 2009

6.3 quake strikes off Vanuatu

9:22 am on 13 June 2009

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the Vanuatu islands yesterday but local police say there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 60 km west-northwest of Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila and had a depth of 33 miles.

A police official said they have have yet to receive any reports from the outer islands.