Thursday, April 10, 2008

Vanuatu Earthquakes 9th April 2008 - John Seach

A major earthquake (magnitude 7.6) hit southern Vanuatu Wednesday 9th April 2008 at 11:46 pm local time. The earthquake was located east of the South New Hebrides Trench and 97 km SW of Yasur volcano. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no tsunami threat. The main earthquake was preceded by a large and two medium sized earthquakes; magnitude 6.5, 5.9, and 4.9. Yasur is the closest active volcano to the earthquake epicentre and is currently erupting.
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