Magnitude 6.7 – 105km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu – April 6, 2016


USGS Tectonic Summary
2016-04-06 06:58:48 (UTC)
105km (65mi) WSW of Sola, Vanuatu
Magnitude 6.7
-14.082 °S  166.598 °E
depth=24.0 km (14.9 mi)

Slide1 Slide2USGS – Seismotectonics of the Eastern Margin of the Australia Plate

“The eastern margin of the Australia plate is one of the most sesimically active areas of the world due to high rates of convergence between the Australia and Pacific plates. In the region of New Zealand, the 3000 km long Australia-Pacific plate boundary extends from south of Macquarie Island to the southern Kermadec Island chain. It includes an oceanic transform (the Macquarie Ridge), two oppositely verging subduction zones (Puysegur and Hikurangi), and a transpressive continental transform, the Alpine Fault through South Island, New Zealand.”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: