Thursday, August 02, 2007

Vanuatu Earthquake (Mag 7.2), 2nd August 2007

A major earthquake (magnitude 7.2) hit Vanuatu this morning at 4:08 am local time. The earthquake epicentre was located 38 km SW of Ambae volcano, and 85 km NW of Ambrym volcano. The earthquake had an intermediate depth focus of 145 km. Earthquakes of this magnitude sometimes disrupt nearby volcanoes. There was a magnitude 5.1 aftershock one hour later.
Volcanoes of Vanuatu...