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Marshall Masters (admin) => Prevailing Winds => Topic started by: admin on May 29, 2010, 01:40:26 PM

Title: Vanuatu Seismic Activity
Post by: admin on May 29, 2010, 01:40:26 PM
Over the last week, we've watched a buildup of a major subsea quake activity near the island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific.  It is part of an ongoing swarm just due East of the North New Hebrides Trench.  The latest quake was so strong, it triggered a Tsunami alert which was subsequently cancelled.


Vanuatu Seismic Activity

Reuters, 27-May-2010
Tsunami warning cancelled after quake off Vanuatu (

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu on Thursday, briefly prompting a tsunami warning which was later canceled.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.6, struck at 4:14 a.m. on Friday (1:14 p.m. EDT on Thursday) and was centered 133 miles northwest of Santo in Vanuatu, at a depth of 22.4 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center for a brief time issued a warning for Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia but later canceled it, saying sea level readings did not indicate any tsunami signal.