Earthquakes in Vanuatu
In Vanuatu there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.
6 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes. 19 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.Other natural hazards in Vanuatu:
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Earthquakes in Vanuatu since 1950The strongest earthquake in Vanuatu happened on 12/02/1950 in the region Vanuatu Islands with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale.
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. . doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
. Several data have been summarized and translated.
All information without guarantee.