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Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - 209km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia on Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - information

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - 209km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia on Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake  - 209km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia on Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Aug 29 04:16: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 7.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 26.7 km.
Date & time: Wednesday, 29 August 2018 03:51 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2018-08-29 14:51:56 +11:00
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 26.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.0663°S / 170.0502°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (138 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8*10^15 J (783 GWh / 6.7*10^5 tons of TNT / 42.1 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 29 Aug 2018
Wed, 29 Aug 03:51 UTCM 7.1 / 30 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGFZ
Wed, 29 Aug 03:51 UTCM 6.8 / 40 kmSOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC

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(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Brisbane Toowong / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Sitting on couch and felt noticeable and unusual vibration through bare feet on wooden floorboards. Mentioned it to wife who, having feet on the couch, hadn't felt it.
Nouméa (372.4 km W from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: In Nouméa, New Caledonia, nothing. (via app)
(2304.8 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt(via app)
Auckland (1711.1 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Upper floor felt little shaking (via app)
waterbury, CT / not felt: I didn't feel anything
(1889.7 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): On and off light shaking twice today. (via app)
(1934.8 km W from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: I was on the sitting on the toilet when this occurred so my information could be inaccurate (via app)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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