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Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - Vanuatu Region (New Caledonia) on Saturday, 25 December 2010

Major mag. 7.3 earthquake  - Vanuatu Region (New Caledonia) on Saturday, 25 December 2010
Date & time: Saturday, 25 December 2010 13:16 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.702°S / 167.947°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Melkum (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
141 km (88 mi) W of Isangel (pop: 1,400)
153 km (95 mi) NE of (pop: 10,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 25 Dec 13:16 UTCM 7.3 / 16 kmVanuatu region (New Caledonia)USGS
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.

Aftershocks of the 7.3 quake: Vanuatu Region (New Caledonia), 25 Dec 2010 13h16

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (926 quakes):
  • 24 Dec 2012 06:30 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    23.3 km (14.5 mi) depth
    |
    166 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 2012 22:19 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    15.2 km (9.4 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Dec 2012 07:53 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    133 km (82.6 mi) depth
    |
    179 km (111 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Dec 2012 23:56 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    131.3 km (81.6 mi) depth
    |
    204 km (127 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 09:55 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    9.9 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    183 km (114 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Dec 2012 23:16 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Dec 2012 12:18 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    28.2 km (17.5 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Nov 2012 05:41 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    82.4 km (51.2 mi) depth
    |
    259 km (161 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 2012 15:52 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    197 km (123 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 2012 13:33 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    265 km (164.7 mi) depth
    |
    184 km (114 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Nov 2012 23:45 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    166 km (103.1 mi) depth
    |
    261 km (162 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Nov 2012 03:23 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    103.2 km (64.1 mi) depth
    |
    140 km (87 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Oct 2012 04:04 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    95.5 km (59.3 mi) depth
    |
    118 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2012 23:50 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    162 km (100 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Sep 2012 03:32 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    31.9 km (19.8 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Sep 2012 03:32 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    56.3 km (35 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - Vanuatu Region (New Caledonia) on Saturday, 25 December 2010
 

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