Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 - information

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.7 - 535 km E of Noumea, South Province, New Caledonia, miércoles, 16 sep. 2020

- Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.7 - 535 km E of Noumea, South Province, New Caledonia, miércoles, 16 sep. 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 154 km depth

16 Sep 08:53 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 9 minutos.
16 Sep 08:55: Magnitud recalculada de 5.8 a 6.0. Profundidad recalculada de 161.0 a 154.0 km (de 100 a 96 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 3.3 km (2 mi) al WSW.
16 Sep 10:26: Magnitud recalculada de 6.0 a 5.7.
Fecha & hora: 16 Sep 2020 08:44:33 UTC -
Magnitud: 5.7
Profundidad: 154.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 22,31°S / 171,65°E (Nueva Caledonia)
Volcán mas cercano: Matthew Island (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
398 km al ESE de Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
479 km al ESE de Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
523 km al E de Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
535 km al E de Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
535 km al E de Numea (pop: 93,100)
545 km al E de Païta (pop: 12,600)
604 km al E de La Foa (pop: 2,950)
715 km al ESE de Koné (pop: 4,570)
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 2,2 x 1013 joules (6,22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0,3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.7154 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaGFZ
M 5.6124 kmSoutheast Of Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaEMSC
M 5.6124 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaGeoAu
M 6.2151 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaBMKG
M 5.6119 kmSoutheast of the Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the M 5.7 terremoto: 535 km east de Numea, South Province, Nueva Caledonia Wed, 16 Sep 08h44

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Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.7 - 535 km E of Noumea, South Province, New Caledonia, miércoles, 16 sep. 2020

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