Magnitude 6.2 earthquake shakes Vanuatu’s capital

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A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook Port Vila, the capital of the Vanuatu archipelago in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, according to the American Geophysical Institute (USGS), which previously reported a magnitude of 6 , 7.

“Wow, I haven’t felt any like this in years. My heart is still on the edge of my lips, ”tweeted local reporter Dan MacGarry, describing a very strong horizontal shake.

According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred at a shallow depth (10 km) 90 km west of Port Vila.

No tsunami warning has been issued.