Two strong earthquakes hit Argentina and Vanuatu 3 hours apart – Second powerful quake in the island in two days

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A M6.1 earthquake jolted 42 km WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina at 03:54 GMT on Sunday, at a depth of 203 km (126 miles).

Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Argentina on January 10 2021, Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Argentina on January 10 2021 map
Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Argentina on January 10 2021. Earthquake map via usgs

Just under 3 hours after a magnitude 6.1 quake hit 49 km east of Lakatoro, Vanuatu at a depth of 160 kilometers (99 miles).

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu on January 10 2021
Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu on January 10 2021. Earthquake map via usgs

This is the second >M6.0 to hit off the island within the last two days, after a M6.1 earthquake hit 146 km SSE of Isangel, Vanuatu at 05:01:04 GMT on Friday at a depth of 118 km (73 miles).

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuata on January 8 2021
Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuata on January 8 2021. Earthquake map via usgs

Vanuatu is located near the Ring of Fire – an area around much of the rim of the Pacific Ocean with high seismic activity, causing regular volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

More strong earthquake news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [USGS1, USGS2, USGS3]

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Oh good, my prediction of an earthquake in Argentina was correct.

    * Probably shouldn’t be cheering after you legalized abortion.

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