6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes seafloor off island of Vanuatu

July 6, 2012VANUATU A strong earthquake has rattled the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami alert has been issued. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.3 quake struck Friday, 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of the island of Santo, at a depth of 179 kilometers (111 miles). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an alert. Vanuatu is part of the Pacific “ring of fire.” That’s an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones stretching from Chile in South America through Alaska and down through Vanuatu to Tonga in the South Pacific. –ABC
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5 Responses to 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes seafloor off island of Vanuatu

  1. molassis says:

    What happened to the one in northern Norway?!?!? It was just on the usgs site and has vanished!


  2. Dave Neff says:

    Deeper quakes while not causing as much damage are worse aren’t they? – in the sense that the internal pressure is cracking the sub mantle layers which will eventually work up to the surface. I still wonder if the 10.0 1994 Bolivian quake 500 miles deep, which even swayed towers in Canada 5000 miles away, was the sign that the whole crust would eventually be shattered. This Vanuata quake is 111 miles deep. That has to be a bad sign doesn’t it Alvin?


  3. robert dunn says:

    If you cannot find it on USGS (Norway EQ) try CSEM/EMSC the European Agency


  4. Emanni says:

    Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Channel Islands Beach

    0 miles depth in the same vicinity again.

    A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon 22 miles from Channel Islands Beach, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:06 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

    According to the USGS, the epicenter was 23 miles from Port Hueneme, 25 miles from Oxnard and 64 miles from Los Angeles Civic Center.

    In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.


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