Understanding the Vanuatu M 7.3 earthquake

The Vanuatu earthquake of December 25, 2010, occurred as the result of normal-faulting within the Australia plate, in the region of the boundary between the Australia plate and the Pacific plate (see purple line below). In the epicentral region of the earthquake, the Australia plate moves … [Read more...]

Understanding the Vanuatu M 7.3 earthquake

Which are Nature's triggers for the massive Vanuatu earthquake from August 10,2010 ? In plate tectonics, a convergent boundary also known as a destructive plate boundary (because of subduction), is an actively deforming region where two (or more) tectonic plates or fragments of lithosphere … [Read more...]