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Powerful Quake Rattles Islands of Vanuatu

Posted by feww on October 21, 2015

M7.1 Quake Strikes near Port-Olry, Vanuatu

Centered at 14.842°S, 167.306°E the quake occurred at a depth of 127.0 km, reported USGS/EHP.

At least one aftershock measuring 4.7Mw occurred, as of posting.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 7.1Mw
Time: 2015-10-20 21:52:02 UTC
Location: 14.842°S, 167.306°E
Depth: 127.0 km
Distances:

  • 35km (22mi) NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu
  • 77km (48mi) N of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 337km (209mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

No destructive tsunami due to event depth.

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Strong Quake Jolts Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Posted by feww on January 23, 2015

M6.8 quake strikes NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Centered at 17.00°S, 168.53°E the quake occurred at a depth of 218.5km, according to USGS/EHP.

The event was preceded by a foreshock, measuring 4.7Mw, occurring at a depth of 117.7 km, some 125km NW of Sola, Vanuatu, about 2 hours earlier.

 

EQD
Magnitude: 6.8Mw
Location: 17.000°S 168.531°E
Depth: 218.5km
Time: 2015-01-23 at 03:47:27UTC

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Vanuatu

Posted by feww on January 29, 2010

Strong Earthquake Measuring Up to M6.3 Struck Vanuatu

The quake struck about 65 km (40 miles) NNE of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu, at a depth of about 85 km (52.8 miles) on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 09:20 UTC.

The mainshock  was preceded by a foreshock measuring up to 5.4Mw which occurred about an hour earlier.

There was no tsunami generated by the quakes, and as of posting no damage or casualties report was made.

Traitor’s Head and Yasur Volcanoes

Today’s main event occurred near Erromango Basin about 45 km SE of Traitor’s Head volcano and some 56 Km NNE of Yasur volcano and may well prove significant in any forthcoming activity at the two volcanoes.

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude as reported by USGS: 6.0 [Max EQ magnitude estimated by FEWW: 6.3 Mw]
  • Date-Time
    • Friday, January 29, 2010 at 09:20:04 UTC
    • Friday, January 29, 2010 at 08:20:04 PM at epicenter
  • Location: 19.039°S, 169.540°E
  • Depth: 85 km (52.8 miles)
  • Region VANUATU
  • Distances:
    • 65 km (40 miles) NNE of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu
    • 195 km (120 miles) SE of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu
    • 325 km (200 miles) NNE of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia
    • 1935 km (1200 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 8.3 km (5.2 miles); depth +/- 6.7 km (4.2 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID:  us2010sbaw


Map of Vanuatu. Credit: M.Minderhoud. Click image to enlarge.


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW. Click image to enlarge.


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Edited and Enhanced by FEWW. Click image to enlarge.

Seismic Hazard Map


Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green. Source: USGS/EHP.Click image to enlarge.

Historic Seismicity


Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green. Source: USGS/EHP. Click image to enlarge.

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