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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Saturday, 25 October 1980

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Saturday, 25 October 1980
Date & time: Saturday, 25 October 1980 11:00 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.89°S / 169.853°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (110 km / 68 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake: Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia), 25 Oct 1980 11h00

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (228 quakes):
  • 06 Oct 1982 21:13 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    156 km (97 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Oct 1982 20:25 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    167 km (104 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Oct 1982 15:23 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    160 km (100 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Sep 1982 22:34 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    31.4 km (19.5 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Sep 1982 16:40 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Sep 1982 11:00 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Aug 1982 03:42 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    154 km (96 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jun 1982 22:02 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 May 1982 18:17 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    149.2 km (92.7 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Mar 1982 09:48 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 1981 23:49 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Tuesday, 24 November 1981
  • 24 Nov 1981 23:30 UTC
    | M 6.7 |
    29.8 km (18.5 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Tuesday, 24 November 1981
  • 17 Nov 1981 16:19 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 1981 15:26 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 1981 14:22 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 1981 13:53 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Monday, 16 November 1981
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Saturday, 25 October 1980

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