Pacific island that worshipped Prince Philip ‘as God’ struck by 5.2 earthquake

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The group, based in villages on the island of Tanna in the former Anglo-French colony, revered the Duke of Edinburgh and believed him to be a reincarnation of an ancient warrior who left the island to fight a war. The 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the Island, which is part of the remote island nation of Vanuatu occurred at 3:15 pm local time.

The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 96 km near near Isangel, Tafea Province.

The heavily spiritual group in Yaohnanen and surrounding villages felt the leader of the fighters would return to the islands with a rich white wife.


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