Vanuatu hit by 7.2 Earthquake

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A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck on Wednesday in the South Pacific 45 kilometres (30 miles) southeast of Santo, Vanuatu cracking streets, buildings and a bridge, smashing a water pipe and disrupting power supplies.

The Republic of Vanuatu on the map, is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is located some 1,750 km (1090 mi) east of northern Australia, 500 km (310 mi) north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands. There are no casualties reported at this stage.

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