Tsunami damage in Aneityum

Some surges struck Vanuatu following an earthquake near the Loyalty Islands.
Some surges struck Vanuatu following an earthquake near the Loyalty Islands.

A TSUNAMI more than one metre high caused damage to buildings and crops in some coastal areas of Aneityum yesterday afternoon.

There were no reports of injuries from the tsunami which followed by theĀ 7.6 magnitude earthquake off the Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia.

Reports said the areas that received damage, which included a primary schools, were in the south of the island which faces the Loyalty Islands.

Lesser effects of the tsunami were also reported on Tanna and Aniwa.

The earthquake struck at 3.18pm with a magnitude of 7.6 at a depth of 10 kilometres south east of the Loyalty Islands. It was the largest of six reported over a few hours.

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