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.

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