Large earthquake off Hunter Island, tsunami threat cancelled, numerous aftershocks

Map showing location of today's large earthquake off Hunter Island in the far south of Vanuatu. Map: USGS

Map showing location of today’s large earthquake off Hunter Island in the far south of Vanuatu. Map: US Geological Survey

A large earthquake struck the seabed off the coast of Hunter Island at around 12:26pm today. Initially measured at 7.6 on the Richter scale, it was later downgraded to 7.2 and a precautionary tsunami warning that had been issued was cancelled. So far, six aftershocks have been recorded in the vicinity.

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Vanuatu i gat power! Rower Luigi Teilemb qualifies for Rio Olympics

Vanuatu yes! The International Olympic Committee has just announded that Vanuatu rower Luigi Teilemb has qualified for the Rio Olympics. Photo: Vanuatu Rowing Association

Vanuatu rower Luigi Teilemb has qualified to compete at the Rio Olympics this August. Photo: Vanuatu Rowing Association

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