1 May 2018

Deep quake registered in Vanuatu

1:40 pm on 1 May 2018

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the south eastern edge of the Vanuatu's island of Pentecost this morning.

Seismic Coda

Seismic Coda Photo: (By Ingo Wölbern using SeismicHandler, Public Domain)

The US Geological Survey said the quake's epicentre was 99 kilometres east of Lakatoro at a depth of 270 kilometres.

The tremor was registered at about 5:30am local time.