Earthquake of 22 June 2018 8:13 am

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Séisme du 22 juin 2018 8h13
Séisme du 22 juin 2018 8h13

An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude occurred on June 22 at 8:13 off Port-Vila, at a distance of 27 km and a depth of 22 km.

This earthquake was not accompanied by aftershocks.

The inhabitants were surprised by the intensity felt by the earthquake.

Séisme du 22 juin 2018 à 08h13
Séisme du 22 juin 2018 à 08h13
Séisme du 22 juin 2018 8h13
Séisme du 22 juin 2018 8h13
Séisme du 22 juin 2018 8h13
Séisme du 22 juin 2018 8h13

Only some material damage.

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This earthquake follows a very calm period, from the seismic point of view, of more than one year without tremor.

In Port-Vila, one or two earthquakes were felt per week.

This period of seismic calm may explain an accumulation of tension at the origin of the large earthquake of June 22.

Guy ANGE

Docteur en pharmacie Biologiste Médical

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