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Major mag. 7.7 earthquake - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Tuesday, 16 May 1995

Major mag. 7.7 earthquake  - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Tuesday, 16 May 1995
Date & time: Tuesday, 16 May 1995 20:12 UTC
Magnitude: 7.7
Depth: 20.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.008°S / 169.9°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Matthew Island (164 km / 102 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1016 joules (6219 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5.4 x 106 tons of TNT or 334.4 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 7.7 quake: Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia), 16 May 1995 20h12

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (64 quakes):
  • 16 May 1997 14:16 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    151 km (94 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 May 1997 18:01 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    154 km (95 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (Vanuatu) on Thursday, 15 May 1997
  • 31 Mar 1997 11:26 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Feb 1997 06:54 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Feb 1997 19:45 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    205 km (127 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jan 1997 09:15 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    193 km (120 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Nov 1996 22:43 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    251 km (156 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Oct 1996 10:18 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Aug 1996 17:46 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    70.3 km (43.7 mi) depth
    |
    182 km (113 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Aug 1996 09:41 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    109.8 km (68.2 mi) depth
    |
    163 km (101 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Aug 1996 12:07 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    74.5 km (46.3 mi) depth
    |
    161 km (100 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jun 1996 06:26 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    183 km (114 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 May 1996 01:43 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    108.2 km (67.2 mi) depth
    |
    186 km (115 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Sunday, 26 May 1996
  • 19 Feb 1996 23:48 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    42.7 km (26.5 mi) depth
    |
    305 km (189 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 1996 03:06 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    63.6 km (39.5 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (92 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jan 1996 02:17 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    14.7 km (9.1 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.7 earthquake - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Tuesday, 16 May 1995

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