Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 264 km east of Noumea, New Caledonia, on Wednesday, 1 November 2017 at 00:09 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Nov 00:16 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 1 Nov 2017 00:09:31 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.63°S / 168.91°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (159 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (66 mi) E of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (156 mi) ENE of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) ENE of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) ENE of Noumea (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) ESE of Fayaoué (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) ENE of Païta (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (263 mi) E of Koné (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) S of Port Vila (Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) S of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) SSW of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||10 km||Loyalty Islands||GFZ|
|6.1||12 km||LOYALTY ISLANDS||EMSC|
|6.2||18 km||New Caledonia [Sea]||INGV|
|6.1||10 km||- 109km E of Tadine, New Caledonia||USGS|
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