M8 in the Santa Cruz Islands region (Vanuatu subduction zone, New Hebrides trench)

M8 Earthquake following a couple weeks of increased seismic activity in the region. located at the northern end of this subduction zone. Here is a map of the subduction zone:

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Here is the USGS web page for the earthquake.

Here is a map of the slab for the subduction zone there (3MB pdf).

Here is a google earth map of the epicenter:map20130205

 

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