7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes region of Vanuatu

February 2, 2012VANUATUAn earthquake measuring 7.1 struck in the Pacific Ocean off Vanuatu on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but residents said there were no reports of damage. The quake, which hit at 1334 GMT, was at a shallow 6.3 miles (10 km) depth, the USGS said, and was centered 122 km (76 miles) west of Port-Vila, the capital of Vanuatu or about 1,800 km (1,120 miles) east of the Australian coast. A police official in Port Vila, reached by telephone, said the quake was felt strongly, but there had been no reports of damage. “We felt a big effect, but no we haven’t heard of any damage,” he said. Based on historical data, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, there was no threat of a widespread destructive tsunami. –Reuters
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5 Responses to 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes region of Vanuatu

  1. luisport says:

    Upgraded again… M 7.1 – VANUATU – 2012-02-02 13:34 UTC

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  2. Maturine says:

    It was strong but no damages to the homes.

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  3. Gen says:

    Vanuatu is the one place that scares me in so far as a tsunami threat to the east coast of Australia. They so often get large quakes with many large aftershocks and it seems to me only a matter of time before a big one like the Indian Ocean or Japan lets rip.

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  4. Alstradomus says:

    The earthquake swarm in Vanuatu continues matching the Kermadec Islands event a week ago. Directly across the ring of fire is the west coast of North America with tremors occurring in the Owens Lake area minutes after the events on the Tonga trench. The Chilean event in 2010 was preceded by quakes in Japan directly across the ring of fire. Both the Chilean and Japanese events occurred exactly 22 days before Saturn opposition. Saturn opposition occurs on April 4 this year and an annular solar eclipse on May 20 directly over the southern end of the Cascadian fault and tje Walker Lane Mommath Springs area. ” There shall be signs and wonders in the heavens”.

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