Magnitude 7.8 temblor strikes near volcanic island chain of Vanuatu
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A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Thursday in the South Pacific northwest
, triggering a tsunami warning for several countries in the Pacific, the U.S. Geological Survey
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The epicenter was located 232 miles north-northwest of Santo, Vanuatu's largest island, at a depth
of 20.5 miles, the agency said.
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