The island nation of Vanuatu has been hit by a string of earthquakes according to the U. S. Geological Survey. Todays Maginitude 6.0, folows a day after a stronger quake off the South Pacific island nation generated a small tsunami.
Vanuatu has experienced a sucession of quakes, the island chain is situated in the South Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Australia.
The 6.0-magnitude quake, with a depth of 41 kilometers (26 miles), struck 75 kilometers (45 miles) west-northwest of the capital, Port Vila.
No tsunami warning was issued at the time of the quake.
Both Vanuatu and New Caledonia lie close to the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire,” which is a center for seismic activity due to constant friction between geologic plates.