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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 199km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (Vanuatu) on Sunday, 19 May 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 199km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (Vanuatu) on Sunday, 19 May 2019

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - 199km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (Vanuatu) on Sunday, 19 May 2019
19 May 01:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 7 minutes.
May 19 01:44: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.0 to 10.0 km.
May 19 04:50: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 20.0 km.
Date & time: Sunday, 19 May 2019 01:23 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-05-19 12:23:29 +11:00
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.6713°S / 169.8042°E (Vanuatu)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
199 km (124 mi) E of Tadine (pop: 7,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2019-05-19 12:23:29 +11:00 (19 May 01:23:29 UTC)M 6.3 / 20 km199km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (Vanuatu)USGS
Sun, 19 May 01:23 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands (Vanuatu)GFZ
Sun, 19 May 01:23 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmSoutheast Of Loyalty Islands (Vanuatu)EMSC
Sun, 19 May 01:23 UTCM 6.2 / 64 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia)BMKG
Sun, 19 May 01:23 UTCM 6.0 / 33.4 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands (Vanuatu)GeoAu

User reports for this quake (6)

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Italy - but I do have very Close Friends either in / not felt : Hello! Is there any casualties? Any Probability of severe Tsunami in both New Caledonia and Vanuatu?
Almere, The Netherlands / not felt : I am far away from the epicenter, so not felt it.
1810.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : From Russia, from Sankt Peterburg. Всё спокойно, всё в порядке, тишина. Всем спасибо, берегите себя и своих родных.))),!!!
345.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Nouméa (New Caledonia, 359 km W of epicenter) : Bien reçu l’alerte mais pas de ressenti merci (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake 199km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (Vanuatu), 19 May 2019 01:23 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 23 Oct 2019 09:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    127 km (78.9 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 23 Oct 2019 04:49 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    31.1 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Sep 2019 13:26 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Aug 2019 06:30 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    36.6 km (22.7 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jul 2019 02:50 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    102.6 km (63.8 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jul 2019 22:10 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Jul 2019 11:08 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    97 km (60.3 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (51 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Jun 2019 20:27 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (49 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 29 May 2019 18:33 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    92.3 km (57.4 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 24 May 2019 09:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 May 2019 15:02 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 May 2019 15:06 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 May 2019 14:56 UTC
    | M 6.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Sunday, 19 May 2019
  • 19 May 2019 14:27 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands (Vanuatu) on Sunday, 19 May 2019

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 199km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (Vanuatu) on Sunday, 19 May 2019

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