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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 206km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia on Thursday, 1 May 2014

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 201km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia on Thursday, 1 May 2014

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - 201km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia on Thursday, 1 May 2014
1 May 06:47 UTC: First to report: USGS after 10 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 1 May 2014 06:36 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, May 01, 2014 17:36:35
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 105.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.5018°S / 170.3522°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (58 km / 36 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 1 May 06:36 UTCM 6.6 / 115 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGFZ
Thu, 1 May 06:36 UTCM 6.6 / 105.3 km201km WNW of Ile Hunter, New CaledoniaUSGS
Thu, 1 May 06:36 UTCM 6.6 / 117 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
Thu, 1 May 06:36 UTCM 6.7 / 136 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGeoAu

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Dumbéa- New Caledonia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I collect old glass bottles. Some of them are put near a large window. All of them started to ring for 3 - 4 seconds. Some hung artifacts have also moved. As our house is in wood, everything can be immediatly felt.

Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake: 201km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia, 1 May 2014 06h36

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 26 Oct 2014 22:20 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    112 km (69.6 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jun 2014 03:20 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 May 2014 12:50 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 May 2014 04:19 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    89.3 km (55.5 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 May 2014 09:42 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    139.9 km (86.9 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 201km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia on Thursday, 1 May 2014
 

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