Notable 6.8 Earthquake Strike Vanuatu Region: USGS

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.

According to the USGS, the depth of the quake was 301 miles (485 km). statement.. Officials said there was no danger of a tsunami.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage caused by the earthquake.

Last weekend, there was a powerful 7.3 earthquake near the same area on Saturday.

The quake was upgraded from a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 and struck the island nation at a depth of 347 miles (560 km), USGS Said..

In addition to earthquakes, natural disasters such as cyclones, volcanic eruptions, floods, tsunamis, droughts, and sea level rise are common in Banuatu, the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Coordination Office. Said..

The island nation consists of 13 major islands and a large number of small islands extending 528 miles (850 km) north and south, and is also located in the “Ring of Fire” of the Pacific Ocean, where earthquakes and volcanic activity are likely to occur. I am. ..

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Ring of Fire volcanic zone. (Public domain)
Manarovoy volcano on Aoba Island in Vanuatu
Manarovoy volcano on Aoba Island, Vanuatu, September 30, 2017. (Dan McGarry / AFP / Getty Images)

Vanuatu has about 286,000 inhabitants, most of whom live along the coast of the eight largest islands. The country is located in the South Pacific, approximately 1,700 miles from Australia and 350 miles northeast of Papua New Guinea.

There are several active volcanoes in Vanuatu and there is always the danger of a major eruption.

On the other hand, the Pacific Ring of Fire is located in the Pacific basin, which has about 450 volcanoes. About 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire.

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