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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 - information

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 398 km east of Tadine, New Caledonia, on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 08:44 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 398 km east of Tadine, New Caledonia, on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 08:44 GMT Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 398 km east of Tadine, New Caledonia, on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 08:44 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 154 km depth

16 Sep 08:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
16 Sep 08:55: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 161.0 to 154.0 km (from 100 to 96 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.3 km (2 mi) towards WSW.
16 Sep 10:26: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.7.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 16, 2020 08:44:33 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth154.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude22.31°S / 171.65°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia)
Antipode22.31°N / 8.35°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoMatthew Island (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities394 km (245 mi) SE of Isangel (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
398 km (247 mi) ESE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
302 km (188 mi) SE of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
389 km (241 mi) SE of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
5.7154 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaGFZ
5.6124 kmSoutheast Of Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaEMSC
5.6124 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaGeoAu
6.2151 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaBMKG
5.6119 kmSoutheast of the Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaUSGS

User reports for this quake

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There are no user reports for this quake.


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