The USGS is reporting that a violent 6.4 magnitude earthquake has jolted the Vanuatu region on Saturday/Sunday. The earthquake was judged to be at a depth of 21.2 miles deep leaving seismologist worried about the potential for Tsunamis to form.
According to U.S, Geological Survey, a quake of this magnitude can pose a grave threat to the loss of life and property.
Presently, their are no reports of any damage or human injury.
The earth moved significantly, near Vila, Efate, Vanuatu.
Magnitude 4.5 hit Iran three hours ago, 4.6 slapped Romania, Hawaii received a very mild jolt today. Indonesia was hit with a mild 4.6 magnitude seismic, South America had a 4.5 quake, a 4.4 hit Afghanistan and Alaska took it last hit nine hours ago with a 4.1 earthquake.
earthquake also hit the Alaska region earlier on Saturday with Alaskan’s reporting that this quake seemed to last for several minutes and was one of the strongest quakes they have encountered The earth moved Saturday in the Jujuy Province of Argentina, the US Geological Survey announced in an emailed alert.
China received a fair jolt near Sichuan, China, with a 4.8 ground rumble, and Baja California, near Mexico was toughed with a 2.7 quake.
As it stands, there have been 20 earthquakes today, 207 earthquakes in the past 7 days, 822 earthquakes in the past month and 17,474 earthquakes in the past year.
For education resources about earthquakes for students at the K-6, 7-12 and undergraduate levels, visit the USGS Education page.
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D. Chandler contributed to this report