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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Loyalty Islands on Monday, 20 November 2017 - information

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Loyalty Islands on Monday, 20 November 2017

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.8 quake: Loyalty Islands, 19 Nov 2017 22h43, which had occurred 1 hour 26 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Loyalty Islands on Monday, 20 November 2017
20 Nov 00:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Nov 20 00:19: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Date & time: Monday, 20 November 2017 00:09 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.49°S / 168.65°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
80 km (49 mi) E of Tadine (pop: 7,500)
157 km (98 mi) SE of (pop: 10,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 20 Nov 00:09 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmLoyalty IslandsGFZ
Mon, 20 Nov 00:09 UTCM 5.8 / 10 km LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
Mon, 20 Nov 00:09 UTCM 5.8 / 10 km- 88km E of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS
Mon, 20 Nov 00:09 UTCM 5.8 / 26 kmLoyalty IslandsGeoAu

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Dumbea / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Noumea (243.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
243.9 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
(New Caledonia, 266 km W of epicenter) : Courtes et faibles secousses moins de 5 secondes à Païta. (reported through EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia, 254 km W of epicenter) : Bonne secousse sur boulari encore et encore (reported through EMSC)
Noumea (New Caledonia, 262 km W of epicenter) : Pareil il y a une heure de cela. L'ordinateur à bouger... à ducos! (reported through EMSC)
(New Caledonia, 221 km SW of epicenter) : Faibles secousses (Goro) (reported through EMSC)
(New Caledonia, 216 km SW of epicenter) : Mine VALE Goro (reported through EMSC)

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Loyalty Islands on Monday, 20 November 2017

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