6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off Vanuatu in South Pacific

This map from the U.S. Geological Survey shows the location of a large earthquake that struck off the island nation of Vanuatu. (U.S. Geological Survey)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck off the waters of Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was recorded at around 111 miles deep and around 35 miles northeast of the city of Port-Olry in Vanuatu, according to the USGS.

There were no immediate reports of a tsunami warning or any damage.

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