According to the American Institute of Geological Monitoring, a violent earthquake of 6.2 magnitudes struck Port Vila, capital of the Vanuatu archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, while no tsunami warning was issued.
The institute said that the epicenter was located at a depth of only 10 kilometers and about 90 kilometers west of the capital Port Vila. It had initially reported that the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.7 before it returned and reduced it.
“Oh my God, I haven’t felt like this in years. My heart is still trembling,” Dan McGarry, a local journalist, tweeted.
This comes days after a strong earthquake off the coast of eastern Japan on Saturday, resulted in dozens of injuries and widespread power outages. Still, no severe damage appeared to have occurred, and no tsunami warning was issued.