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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Friday, 12 August 2016

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Friday, 12 August 2016

This quake was likely an aftershock of the M 7.1 quake: Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Fri, 12 Aug 01h26, which had occurred 12 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Friday, 12 August 2016
Aug 12 01:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.5.
Aug 12 01:54: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 6.2.
Aug 12 01:55: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.4.
Aug 12 02:22: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.3.
Aug 12 03:48: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.4.
Aug 12 06:38: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 5.5.
Date & time: Friday, 12 August 2016 01:38 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.58°S / 173.46°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Hunter Island (154 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1*10^13 J (3.12 GWh / 2682 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 12 Aug 2016
Fri, 12 Aug 01:38 UTCM 5.6 / 10 kmSOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
Fri, 12 Aug 01:38 UTCM 5.4 / 10 km- 139km ESE of Ile Hunter, New CaledoniaUSGS

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