An earthquake in Vanuatu

October 2nd, 2008 - 11:06 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Earthquake in VanuatuA moderate earthquake with an intensity of 5.0 richter scale in Vanuatu.

The moderate quake 5.8 magnitude on richter scale occured on Thursday, October 02, 2008 at 01:04:05 UTC ( Coordinated Universal Time ) and Thursday, October 02, 2008 at 12:04:05 PM at epicenter local time as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter is 50 km (30 miles) NW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu,180 km (110 miles) SSE of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu,270 km (170 miles) NNE of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia,1860 km (1150 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia.

On June 10, 2008 , an earthquake rocked Vanuatu with an intensity of 5.8 on richter scale at the epicenter of 45 km South West of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu and 45km southwest of the capital, Port Vila, and 10km beneath the sea. At that time, there is no immediate reports of casuality or damge done.

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