Very strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Vanuatu

Very strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Vanuatu

Very strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7, reported by USGS, hit Vanuatu on Friday, March 09, 2012 at 07:09:54 UTC. First reported magnitude was 7,1, later downgraded to 6,7. So far there are no reports on damage. Reported depth is 36.8 km (22.9 miles). The nearest

Strong earthquakes hit Vanuatu with strongest reaching M 6.9

Strong earthquakes hit Vanuatu with strongest reaching M 6.9

Several strong earthquakes was reported today in Vanuatu, east of Australia. The strongest reported so far was magnitude 6.9 with epicentre 124 km west of Port-Vila and depth of 10.1 km at 13:34 UTC, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. There was no damage reported. The Global

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake had a depth of only 10.1 km and was much shallower than the two 7.0+ quakes which struck the region in quick succession on August 20, 2011. The earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) SW (232°) from Port-Vila, Vanuatu. It is considered to be an

Swarm of strong earthquakes hits Vanuatu region

Swarm of strong earthquakes hits Vanuatu region

A powerful magnitude 7.5  (7.1 downgrade USGS) earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The earthquake, which struck at 3:55 a.m. local time on Sunday (12:55 p.m. EDT on Saturday), was centered 63 km (39 miles)

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck near Vanuatu

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck near Vanuatu

According to USGS the 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck 361 km (224 miles) ENE of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu at 14:34:50 UTC . The epicenter was registered on depth of 23.1 km (14.4 miles).  No tsunami warning was

More seismic activity building in Vanuatu region

More seismic activity building in Vanuatu region

Six earthquakes stronger than magnitude 5 have struck Vanuatu in 24 hours. The unique submarine topography of the region puts it on the front-line for tectonic plate convulsion and potentially destructive tsunamis. The above 1999 map shows the deep trench forming along