No tsunami threat after 6.8-magnitude Vanuatu earthquake

Published On: Dec 21 2012 01:01:00 PM HST   Updated On: Dec 21 2012 02:58:13 PM HST


The U.S. Geological Survey reported Friday a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck near the island of Vanuatu.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no threat of a Pacific-wide tsunami.

The quake's epicenter was 80 miles north of Santo, Vanuatu and shook the area at around 2:06 p.m. Hawaii time.


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