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

  1. Jan 23, 2015 #1

    davenn

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  3. Jan 23, 2015 #2

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    Any damage or injuries? Are those islands populated?
     
  4. Jan 23, 2015 #3

    davenn

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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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