7.4-magnitude quake strikes off Vanuatu

Washington, May 27 (IANS) A powerful earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale struck 214 km northwest of Vanuatu, near Australia, in the south Pacific, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported Thursday.

The quake occurred at about 1714 GMT at a depth of 36.1 km, Xinhua reported.

There was no report of any casualty.