7.1 Earthquake Strikes Vanuata Islands, 1000 Miles From Australia

At 8:55 UTC, a 7.1 earthquake struck 84 miles from Vanuata Islands in the Pacific, about 1000 miles from Australia.

No tsunami warning has been issued.

A magnitude-7 quake supposedly happens 12 times a year, though seismic activity this year has been elevated.


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