HONG KONG, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted off Vanuatu islands at 03:09:44 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The epicenter, with a depth of 15.10 km, was initially determined to be at 17.7706 degrees south latitude and 167.3409 degrees east longitude.
The quake happened at 2:09:44 p.m. local time with epicenter locating 102 km west from Port Vila, the capital of the South Pacific islands country.
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