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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Loyalty Islands on Sunday, 19 November 2017 - information

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Loyalty Islands on Sunday, 19 November 2017

This quake was likely a foreshock of the M 6.8 quake: Loyalty Islands on Sun, 19 Nov 22h43, which followed after 13 hours.
Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Loyalty Islands on Sunday, 19 November 2017
Nov 19 09:34: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Nov 19 09:55: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Date & time: Sunday, 19 November 2017 09:25 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.47°S / 168.7°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (172 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.8*10^14 J (49.4 GWh / 42502 tons of TNT / 2.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Sun, 19 Nov 09:25 UTCM 6.4 / 25.3 km- 74km E of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS
Sun, 19 Nov 09:25 UTCM 6.5 / 10 kmLOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC

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(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
(66.3 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Nouméa baie des citrons (251 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Shaked for almost 10 seconds. Doors swinging objects moving walls craking. And it moved 3 times again but much more lightly since the first big shake (via app)
Lifou Island (171.1 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Essen / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Noumea motor pool (249.5 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Ok
Nouméa / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Nouméa (250.4 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt like someone kicking the sofa (via app)
Noumea (New Caledonia) (255 km W from epicenter)(no details): Senti en étant assis au sol sur anse vata un léger mouvement de sol (via EMSC)
Noumea (New Caledonia) (256 km W from epicenter)(no details): cetait vraiment impressionnant (via EMSC)
La Coulee (New Caledonia) (243 km W from epicenter)(no details): Depuis quelques temps, il y a une recrudescence des tremblements de terres. (via EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia) (259 km W from epicenter)(no details): Felt in the area of Baie the Citrons ... 3rd floor Hotel with sofa and other objects shaking a bit. (via EMSC)

 

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