A large earthquake has struck Vanuatu, a small Pacific island nation to the east of Australia. The 6.4 magnitude quake sparked fears of tsunamis in the Pacific, including Hawaii. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) sent the US state a tsunami bulletin in the wake of the quake, which occurred at

a considerable depth of 124 miles. The report to Hawaii said there were no fears of an imminent tsunami, despite the earthquake. The PTWC said: “Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.” Vanuatu has a population of more than 250,000 people. READ MORE