Quake of 6.8 magnitude strikes off Vanuatu in South Pacific - USGS

The quake was recorded at a depth of 175 km and was located about 115 km north of Vanuatu's Santo island.

FILE: A seismograph takes readings of an earthquake. Picture: AFP.

NEW YORK - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck north of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake was recorded at a depth of 175 km and was located about 115 km north of Vanuatu's Santo island, the USGS said.

There was no immediate tsunami warning or any reports of damage or casualties