Tuesday, May 10, 2011

7.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Loyalty Islands, Vanuatu on May 10, 2011

An earthquake which registered a Richter Scale reading of magnitude 7.1 struck the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia and Vanautu on May 10, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Location of the quake | Courtesy of USGS

The USGS provided the following info about the quake:

Magnitude: 7.1


* Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 08:55:11 UTC
* Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 07:55:11 PM at epicenter

Location: 20.229°S, 168.204°E

Depth: 26.5 km (16.5 miles)



134 km (83 miles) SW of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu
149 km (92 miles) NNE of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia
276 km (171 miles) S of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu
1741 km (1081 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

According to Agence France-Presse, there was no tsumai warning that has been issued.