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.
Only some material damage.
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.