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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
12 Aug 01:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
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: Friday, 12 August 2016 01:26 UTC
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.53°S / 172.98°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Hunter Island (106 km / 66 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 12 Aug 01:26 UTCM 7.1 / 10 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGFZ
Fri, 12 Aug 01:26 UTCM 7.1 / 20 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
Fri, 12 Aug 01:26 UTCM 7.2 / 10 km- 109km E of Ile Hunter, New CaledoniaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake: Southeast of Loyalty Islands, 12 Aug 2016 01h26

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (37 quakes):
  • 07 Dec 2017 05:45 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    148 km (92 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Dec 2017 05:10 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    148 km (92 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Dec 2017 04:32 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 2017 07:36 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 08 Jul 2017 07:27 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 May 2017 09:52 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    76.2 km (47.3 mi) depth
    |
    146 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Feb 2017 16:17 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    53.5 km (33.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Oct 2016 23:13 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Sep 2016 21:31 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Aug 2016 17:08 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Aug 2016 23:29 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 26 Aug 2016 06:07 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Aug 2016 12:10 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Aug 2016 03:13 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Aug 2016 16:25 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 18 Aug 2016 13:02 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

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

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