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A 7.6 earthquake hit the Island 40km from shore. Luckily only a small tsunami of 9" hit the island. No damage reported.:D
 

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Thank God there was no damage :)
 

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Yes lucky. This is the first earthquake that I know of hitting so close to the main island. My divers were basically right on top of ground zero when it happened. Most earthquakes originate off the coast of Santo, this one was 40km right off the coast of the capital in Port Vila, a real shaker.
 

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Things are still shaking today and the main hotel has been evacuated pending structural inspection. Many of our aquariums needed adjusting and several pipes vibrated enough to snap. One of the most felt earthquakes in many years in the country.
 
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