6.2 earthquake strikes region of Vanuatu- third large quake strike in 4 days

 

August 24, 2011VanuatuA 6.2 magnitude earthquake- the third in a series of earthquakes which have rattled the region of Vanuatu over the last four days 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. Vanuatu straddles the New Hebrides Plate in the South Pacific. The New Hebrides Plate is a minor tectonic plate located in the Pacific Ocean near the island nation of Vanuatu. The plate is bounded on the southwest by the Indo-Australian Plate which is subducting below it. The New Hebrides Subduction Zone is extremely active, producing over 20 earthquakes of magnitude 7 or higher in just the past 25 years. No tsunami warnings were issued with the latest earthquake. This region is now highly volatile. Seismic tension appears to be rising across the planet in unprecedented fashion.
Update: Recent seismic actvity patterns suggest Vanuatu could be at risk for another large earthquake. The region is extremely agitated.
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5 Responses to 6.2 earthquake strikes region of Vanuatu- third large quake strike in 4 days

  1. luisport says:

    another one: Magnitude mb 5.9
    Region VANUATU
    Date time 2011-08-25 10:39:55.0 UTC
    Location 13.61 S ; 166.97 E
    Depth 128 km
    Distances 1324 km W Suva (pop 199,455 ; local time 22:39:55.9 2011-08-25)
    212 km NW Luganville (pop 13,397 ; local time 21:39:55.9 2011-08-25)
    69 km NW Sola (pop 1,171 ; local time 21:39:55.9 2011-08-25)

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  2. David says:

    It seems every time colorado has an earthquake virginia has one very odd.http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

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  3. luisport says:

    Magnitude mb 5.0
    Region VANUATU
    Date time 2011-08-25 14:23:50.0 UTC
    Location 18.33 S ; 167.77 E
    Depth 80 km
    Distances 1126 km W Suva (pop 199,455 ; local time 02:23:50.7 2011-08-26)
    87 km SW Vila (pop 35,901 ; local time 01:23:50.7 2011-08-26)

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  4. luisport says:

    Magnitude M 5.2
    Region VANUATU
    Date time 2011-08-25 15:16:14.3 UTC
    Location 18.56 S ; 167.37 E
    Depth 33 km
    Distances 1168 km W Suva (pop 199,455 ; local time 03:16:14.3 2011-08-26)
    135 km SW Vila (pop 35,901 ; local time 02:16:14.3 2011-08-26)

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  5. luisport says:

    Magnitude M 5.0
    Region VANUATU
    Date time 2011-08-25 16:18:30.9 UTC
    Location 18.41 S ; 167.36 E
    Depth 25 km
    Distances 1169 km W Suva (pop 199,455 ; local time 04:18:30.9 2011-08-26)
    125 km SW Vila (pop 35,901 ; local time 03:18:30.9 2011-08-26)

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