Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 393 km southeast of Tadine, New Caledonia, on Tuesday, 6 August 2019 at 22:15 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 393 km southeast of Tadine, New Caledonia, on Tuesday, 6 August 2019 at 22:15 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 504 km depth

6 Aug 22:21 UTC: First to report: GEONET (NZ) after 5 minutes.
Aug 6 22:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.4.
Date & time: 6 Aug 2019 22:15:42 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 504.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.15507°S / 170.46376°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Matthew Island (221 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
393 km (244 mi) SE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) ESE of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (286 mi) ESE of Noumea (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
466 km (290 mi) ESE of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
476 km (296 mi) ESE of Païta (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
488 km (303 mi) SE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
561 km (349 mi) SE of Fayaoué (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ) (Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey, New Zealand)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.4504 kmNew Zealand (New Caledonia)GEONET (NZ)

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