.Port Vila, Vanuatu
The earthquake struck Vanuatu's capital Port Vila on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Representat

  • The earthquake was followed by two strong aftershocks of magnitudes 5.5 and 5.7
  • "Wow, haven't felt one like that in years," a local journalist tweeted
  • Last week a much larger 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck the region

.Sydney NSW, Australia
The USGS has issued a tsunami warning for surrounding nations. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

The earthquake struck at just after midnight on Thursday local time (1320 GMT) about 415 kilometres east of Vao in New Caledonia