Magnitude 6 Quake hits Vanuatu: No damage

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CANBERRA, Australia – The U.S Geological Survey says a magnitude 6 earthquake has shaken Vanuatu — a day after a stronger quake off the South Pacific island nation generated a small tsunami.

The Wednesday quake was too small to cause a tsunami and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. A statement says the quake’s epicenter was 46 miles (73 kilometers) northwest of the capital Port Vila and 25 miles (41 kilometers) deep.

A powerful 7.5 magnitude quake off Vanuatu on Tuesday generated a small tsunami, shook buildings and brought down power lines. There was no major damage or serious injuries.

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