Another Earthquake in Paradise – Vanuatu Struck by a 6.1 Magnitude Tremor?

September 5, 2011 – A 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Vanuatu: Another earthquake in paradise and they seem to be happening with increasing frequency. The tremor hit on Sept. 5th at 8:44AM local time. It was 46 miles north-west of Isangel, Vanuatu; 100 miles NNE of Port-Vilia, Vanuatu (the Capital of The Republic of Vanuatu); and 172 miles NNE of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (see map). Fiji is 400 miles to the NNW. The quake was a fairly shallow 59 kilometers (37 miles), however, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had no tsunami warnings or watches in affect.
Vanuatu was a UK and French protectorate until The Republic of Vanuatu was formed in 1980. New Caledonia gained independence from France in 1999. The Republic of Fiji gained independence from the UK in 1970 and formed a Republic in 1987.
This area has seen a significant increase in earthquake activity recently. With the major release of the north-western Tectonic Pacific Plate on March 11, 2011. I suspect that the Mid-Pacific Tectonic Plate has come under increasing stress. Hence, the increase in earthquakes in this area. One of my posts today will be about the earthquake that just hit Tonga.
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