Vanuatu “ M 5.0 “ Moderate and deep earthquake 20 km near the coast of Pacific Island Espiritu Santo

Earthquake Report comment :
The island of Espiritu Santo lies just on top of a fault line and has almost daily earthquake shaking activity. At regular intervals stronger earthquakes rattle the island. Todays quake is a moderate one, but because the hypocenter is very deep in the earth, almost nobody will have felt it as a moderate earthquake.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, August 07, 2010 at 06:02:38 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 170 km
Geo-location(s) :
45 km (30 miles) NNE of Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
300 km (185 miles) NNW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu

Links to important maps
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS historic earthquakes map