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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Tuesday, 16 October 2018

This quake was likely a foreshock of the M 6.8 quake: Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Tue, 16 Oct 01h03, which followed after 35 minutes.
Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Date & time: Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:28 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.75°S / 169.54°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (115 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.5*10^14 J (69.8 GWh / 60036 tons of TNT / 3.8 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 16 Oct 2018
Tue, 16 Oct 00:28 UTCM 6.5 / 10 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
Tue, 16 Oct 00:28 UTCM 6.3 / 10 km- 170km ESE of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS
Tue, 16 Oct 00:28 UTCM 6.2 / 18.6 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
Southeast Loyalty Island / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I thought I was going die.
Playas tijuana mex / MMI II (Very weak shaking): It Rumble 2 times every 5 minutes very loud live on the beach area in Playas de Tijuana.
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Nouméa (New Caledonia) (325 km W from epicenter)(no details): Légers tremblements pendant 10 secondes au quatrième étage d’un hotel de Nouméa (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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