Strong M6.3 earthquake registered near Port-Vila, Vanuatu

A strong earthquake measuring M6.3 on the Richter scale hit Vanuatu on July 8, 2014, at 12:56 UTC. USGS reports depth of 114 km (70.8 miles). Geosciece Australia is reporting M6.0 (Mwp) at depth od 100 km.Epicenter was located 13 km (8 miles) NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, 263 km (163 miles) SSE of Luganville, Vanuatu, and 382 km (237 miles) NNE of We, New Caledonia.There are about 59 570 people living within 100 km radius.USGS issued green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist.Seismotectonics of the Eastern M… »

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