A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck off the northern coast of Vanuatu at approximately 19:03 local time on Monday.

According to reports, the epicenter of the earthquake was located approximately 52 km (32 miles) north-northeast of Port-Orly.

The quake occurred at a depth of about 156 km (97 miles), resulting in moderate-to-light shaking felt across northern and central Vanuatu. Fortunately, there have been no immediate reports of damage or casualties attributed to the earthquake. Experts suggest that significant damage is unlikely due to the considerable depth of the tremor.

Authorities have confirmed that the earthquake did not trigger any tsunami advisories. The situation is being closely monitored for any further developments.

The earthquake serves as a reminder of the region's seismic activity, with Vanuatu located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, known for its frequent tectonic activity and earthquakes.