Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - information

Terremoto mayor magnitud 6.8 - South Pacific Ocean, 178 km E of Tadine, Maré, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, martes, 16 oct. 2018

Terremoto mayor magnitud 6.8 - South Pacific Ocean, 178 km E of Tadine, Maré, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, martes, 16 oct. 2018

Terremoto mayor magnitud 6.8 at 10 km depth

16 Oct 01:10 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 7 minutos.
Oct 16 01:16: Magnitud recalculada de 6.7 a 6.8.
Fecha & hora: 16 Oct 2018 01:03:42 UTC
Magnitud: 6.8
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 21.65°S / 169.6°E (Océano Pacífico Sur, Nueva Caledonia)
Volcán mas cercano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
178 km al E de Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
255 km al ESE de Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
320 km al ENE de Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
329 km al E de Dumbéa (pop: 19,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
332 km al ENE de Numea (pop: 93,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
339 km al E de Païta (pop: 12,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
390 km al E de La Foa (pop: 2,950) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
424 km al E de Bourail (pop: 4,830) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
449 km al E de Poindimié (pop: 4,890) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
456 km al SSE de Port Vila (Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
241 km al S de Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
349 km al ESE de North Head Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
352 km al E de Île Ronde Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 6.810 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGFZ
M 6.410 km- 167km E of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS
M 6.610 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC

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Nouméa (New Caledonia, 334 km W of epicenter) : Au 6ème étage allongé dans mon canapé, je l'ai vraiment bien ressentis. Genial. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (99 quakes):
  • 07 Apr 2019 15:19 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    143 km (88.9 mi) depth
    |
    135 km (84 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Feb 2019 13:33 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    7.3 km (4.5 mi) depth
    |
    122 km (76 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Feb 2019 12:13 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    70.3 km (43.7 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jan 2019 23:12 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jan 2019 01:36 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Jan 2019 00:35 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Jan 2019 05:40 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Jan 2019 04:12 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Jan 2019 01:51 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Jan 2019 05:53 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Jan 2019 21:24 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 2018 10:09 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Dec 2018 06:04 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 05:47 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Dec 2018 15:52 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 15 Dec 2018 08:29 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
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Terremoto mayor magnitud 6.8 - South Pacific Ocean, 178 km E of Tadine, Maré, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, martes, 16 oct. 2018
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