July 6, 2012 – A 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Near Vanuatu: The tremor occurred on July 6th, at 1:28PM local time. It was 10:28PM in New York (July 5th), 9:28PM in Chicago, 8:28PM in Denver and 7:28PM in Los Angeles. The quake hit 28 miles NNE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu; 57 miles north of Luganville, Vanuatu; 220 miles NNW of Port-Villa, Vanuatu; and 428 miles north of We, New Caledonia (see map).
The quake occurred at a relatively deep 179 kilometers (111 miles). That means that it was felt over a wide range; probably in Vanuatu, New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands. However, there is little chance of a tsunami at that depth. See the USGS website for complete details.
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