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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Friday, 26 December 2003

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Friday, 26 December 2003
Date & time: Friday, 26 December 2003 21:26 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.273°S / 169.314°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (175 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
168 km (104 mi) SE of Tadine (pop: 7,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake: Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia), 26 Dec 2003 21h26

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (237 quakes):
  • 17 Jun 2004 00:23 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    56.5 km (35.1 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jun 2004 09:43 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jun 2004 00:49 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (92 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jun 2004 23:53 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jun 2004 11:51 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jun 2004 16:41 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    122 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jun 2004 06:26 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 May 2004 16:44 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 May 2004 02:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    36.4 km (22.6 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 2004 05:44 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 2004 02:04 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    26.7 km (16.6 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 2004 01:49 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 May 2004 08:36 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 May 2004 08:07 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    62.4 km (38.8 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 2004 19:18 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    39.6 km (24.6 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 2004 01:31 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Friday, 26 December 2003

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