|Depth||14.9 km (9.3 miles)|
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 13.2 km (8.2 miles); depth +/- 2.5 km (1.6 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=534, Nph=553, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.95 sec, Gp= 14°,|
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=C
|Event ID||usc0003ag4 (click for details)|
There have been several aftershocks in the Loyalty Islands so far with the largest to date being a 5.7M. Several more aftershocks are expected, but they should
This earthquake is similar to the ones that occurred in December, 2010, and again in January this year which 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. This is a very active region due to the stresses which occur where the Australia plate subducts beneath the Pacific plate at the New Hebrides trench.