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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Friday, 12 August 2016

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Friday, 12 August 2016

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake  - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Friday, 12 August 2016
Aug 12 01:35: Magnitude recalculated from 7.2 to 7.1.
Aug 12 01:38: Magnitude recalculated from 7.1 to 7.0.
Aug 12 01:44: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 6.9.
Aug 12 06:34: Magnitude recalculated from 6.9 to 7.2.
Aug 12 06:52: Magnitude recalculated from 7.2 to 7.1.
Date & time: Fri, 12 Aug 01:26:35 UTC
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.53°S / 172.98°E [Map]
Nearest volcano: Hunter Island (106 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Fri, 12 Aug
Fri, 12 Aug 01:26 UTCM 7.1 / 20 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS[Map]EMSC
Fri, 12 Aug 01:26 UTCM 7.2 / 10 km- 109km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia[Map]USGS

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(shakemap: USGS)
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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