एमएक्सयूएनएक्सएक्स न्यू कैलेडोनिया, वानातू के पास लॉयल्टी द्वीप हिट करता है

This original flash update has now been made into a full length article. यहां क्लिक करें।

A M7.1 has hit with 26km depth around 135km away from Isangel on Vanuatu.

This occurred on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 08:55:11 UTC (19.55.11 at the epicenter)

USGS Epicenter:- 20.229°S, 168.204°E
Depth - 26.5 km (16.5 miles)

As of 9:15 UTC, there is no warning from the PTWC (Pacific Tsunami Warning Center).
GDACS has released a GREEN WARNING on the tsunami. It is likely that a tsunami was generated. The maximum tsunami wave height near the coast of IlTreup होगा 0.58m.

इस खाई के साथ कई ऐतिहासिक भूकंप आए हैं।

It is interesting to note, that the epicenter is almost identical to that of a M7.0 earthquake that occurred on the 13 January 2011. On that occasion, no damage occurred.

M7.0 Loyalty Islands Earthquake of 13 January 2011
13 January 2011 16:16:41 UTC
20.622° S., 168.459° E.
गहराई 9 कि
Mw = 7.0 (USGS)

From the USGS:- The Loyalty Islands (New Hebrides trench) earthquake of January 13, 2011, occurred as the result of normal-faulting within the Australia plate, in the region of the boundary between the Australia plate and the Pacific plate. In the epicentral region of the earthquake, the Australia plate moves east-northeast relative to the Pacific plate with a velocity of about 8 cm/yr. The Australia plate
subducts beneath the Pacific plate at the New Hebrides trench and is seismically active northeast
of the epicenter of the January 13 earthquake to a depth of 300 km. The stresses that generated the
earthquake result from the bending of the Australia plate as it subducts beneath the Pacific plate.
The New Hebrides arc region of the Australia/New Hebrides plate-boundary experiences
numerous strong earthquakes. In the past quarter century, the thousand kilometer section of the
arc centered near the epicenter of the January 13 earthquake has produced 19 earthquakes of
magnitude 7 or greater, the largest having magnitude 7.7.
The western margin of the Pacific plate that lies to the east of the New Hebrides trench is
commonly viewed as being subdivided into several microplates that move with respect to each
other at rates of a few cm/yr.

More news to follow.