Vanuatu 7.1 Quake

Magnitude 7 and Greater EarthquakesThere was a 7.1 Magnitude quake, of only 14 km depth. It created a localized tsunami. There have been about 6 5+ magnitude aftershocks with dozens of lesser shocks. I expect at least 1 magnitude 6 or higher aftershock within the next 2 days.

Funny thing, no press coverage at all of this quake. As normal this part of the pacific is active with the pacific plate moving westward and the Indo-Australian plate moving north. This causes all of the activity here and generates all of the land building. A look at the historical activity map shows many 7 and 8+ quakes in this area and is always a good place to expect more.

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Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst/Hacker S31
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  1. Pingback: Vanuatu Quakes continue | Borg or No (S31)

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