Earthquake Information

January 13, 2011 (16:16:41 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.0 Loyalty Islands

As determined by the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred in the Northern New Hebrides Trench. At this trench, the northeastern corner of the Australian Plate subducts beneath the Pacific Plate at a rate of about 9 cm/yr.

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