19 Dec 2015

6.2 earthquake near Vanuatu

4:02 pm on 19 December 2015

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck near the Vanuatu island of Tanna at a depth of 10 kilometres.

Earthquake off Vanuatu

The earthquake struck near the Vanuatu island of Tanna. Photo: US Geological Survey

The US Geological Survey says the quake struck at 10-past-one this afternoon 135 kilometres east-southeast of the capital, Port Vila.

No tsunami warning has been issued and there are no initial reports of damage.