M6.8, Vanuatu - First significant Quake for the year

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davenn
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hi gang,
been pretty quiet couple of months with no significant events for December and up till yesterday for Jan

M6.8 - 84km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
2015-01-23 03:47:27 (UTC)
17.000°S 168.531°E depth=218.5 km

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000tihy#general_summary

150123 0347UT M6.8 NE of Port Vila, Vanuatu zhi.gif



cheers
Dave
 

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Any damage or injuries? Are those islands populated?
 
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HI berkeman

not that I have heard of ... fortunately that 218 km depth would have cushioned the impact somewhat
yes populated, Vanuatu is a very popular holiday spot, specially for divers. My mate and his wife go up there
at least once a year for a couple of weeks diving on old WW2 wrecks etc

here's an aerial pic of 1/2 of Port Vila

Port_Vila_aerial1.jpg


There are a number of islands in the group --- My mate dives offshore of the town of Luganville, on the Island of Santo 200 - 300 km's to the north

There's 2 or 3 active volcanoes that attract lots of visitors

Dave
 
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