Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 137km E of Tadine, New Caledonia on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - information

Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 292 km east of Noumea, New Caledonia, on 2017-10-31 11:42:06 +11:00

Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 292 km east of Noumea, New Caledonia, on 2017-10-31 11:42:06 +11:00

Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 11 km depth

31 Oct 00:48 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.9 to 15.0 km.
Oct 31 01:05: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 6.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.0 to 29.4 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 29.4 to 16.7 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.7 to 11.1 km.
Date & time: 31 Oct 2017 00:42:06 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2017-10-31 11:42:06 +11:00
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 11.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.6598°S / 169.2034°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) E of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) ENE of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) ENE of Noumea (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) E of Païta (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) ESE of Fayaoué (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) SSE of Port Vila (Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) E of Koné (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) S of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) SSW of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.811 km- 137km E of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS
6.510 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGFZ
6.810 kmSOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC

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Wolvega, Netherland (16265 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
cologne germany / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Ljubljana / not felt : Maybe it's Kim Jong Un xD  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (126 quakes):
  • 01 Apr 2018 08:08 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    83.5 km (51.9 mi) depth
    |
    125 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Mar 2018 06:48 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    136 km (84.5 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (76 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 03 Mar 2018 00:42 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (64 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Jan 2018 05:17 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jan 2018 05:12 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Dec 2017 10:21 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Dec 2017 16:25 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    9.8 km (6.1 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Dec 2017 20:36 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (53 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Dec 2017 17:30 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Dec 2017 07:05 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Dec 2017 04:31 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Nov 2017 07:54 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Nov 2017 15:37 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Nov 2017 18:09 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Nov 2017 15:45 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Nov 2017 18:23 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

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