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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
29 Aug 03:58 UTC: First to report: USGS after 7 minutes.
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 / 86 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 29 Aug 03:51 UTCM 7.1 / 26.7 km- 209km W of Ile Hunter, New CaledoniaUSGS
Wed, 29 Aug 03:51 UTCM 7.1 / 30 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGFZ
Wed, 29 Aug 03:51 UTCM 6.8 / 40 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC

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Brisbane Toowong / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 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 of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : In Nouméa, New Caledonia, nothing. (reported through our app)
2304.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Auckland (1711.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Upper floor felt little shaking (reported through our app)
waterbury, CT / not felt : I didn't feel anything
1889.7 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : On and off light shaking twice today. (reported through our app)
1934.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt : I was on the sitting on the toilet when this occurred so my information could be inaccurate (reported through our app)

Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake: 209km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia, 29 Aug 2018 03h51

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (265 quakes):
  • 09 Jul 2020 02:17 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    91 km (56.5 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Jul 2020 11:02 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jun 2020 01:16 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    146.3 km (90.9 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 May 2020 03:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 May 2020 03:46 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Apr 2020 21:50 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    61.7 km (38.3 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 23 Apr 2020 12:38 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Apr 2020 13:00 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    132 km (82 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 Mar 2020 18:19 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Mar 2020 03:44 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    145 km (90 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Mar 2020 18:44 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    50.8 km (31.6 mi) depth
    |
    141 km (87 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 29 Feb 2020 06:43 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 17 Dec 2019 20:23 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 17 Dec 2019 20:23 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 25 Nov 2019 07:29 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Nov 2019 07:29 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

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

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