Vanuatu – M 6.0 – Powerful aftershock near Port-Vila

Earthquake Report comment :
Another 3 aftershocks since midnight UTC.
The most powerful was a Magnitude 6.0 with an epicenter in the same area as the first massive shock of M 7.3.  As the epicenter was 40 km further away from the island of Efate, the impact must have been considerably weaker.
GDACS issued a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake. There was NO Tsunami risk involved.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 02:35:20 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 41 km
Geo-location(s) :
75 km (45 miles) WNW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)

* GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world.  GDACS is a Joint Initiative of the United Nations and the European Commission

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  1. […] far away from populated areas. The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) M 6.0      2010/08/11 03:35   Depth 41 km   VANUATU (aftershock) M 5.2      2010/08/11 03:29   Depth 35 km   VANUATU (aftershock) M 4.9      2010/08/11 […]

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