Thursday, March 13, 2008
6.4 Earthquake in Vanuatu region
Hello, my name is Adam Akullian and I am a jornalist. I was reserching recent earthquakes and I found out about a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that occured on March 12th, 2008 at 6:23 A.M. and 10:23 P.M. at the epicenter. It was in the Vanuatu region and it was 1,180 miles from Queensland, Australia. The earthquake was in a remote area near islands in the contenent Vanuatu about 100 miles north west of Port-vila. It was about 1,000 miles away from Australia's north east coast. The exact location of this earthquake was 16.627 degrees south, 167.275 degrees east. The length of this earthquake was never recorded along with the record of anyone feeling it. It had a depth of 6.2 miles and luckly will not produce a tsunami. There are no expected damages, injuries, or casualties. After this earthquake on the same day at 6:36 A.M. and 10:36 P.M. there was another earthquake with a slightly lower magnitude of 6.3. This earthquake has the same statistics. Hopefully, next time the earthquake wont be any closer to land or more powerful.
Posted by student08 at 8:38 PM