Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Tuesday, 21 April 1987 at 15:28 (GMT)
Depth: 14.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.74°S / 170.261°E (Nouvelle-Calédonie)
Nearest volcano: Matthew Island (118 km / 73 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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|Heure||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|1987-04-21 15:28:39 UTC||M 6.1 / 14.6 km||Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia), Nouvelle-Calédonie||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Southeast of the Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) 1987-04-21 15:28 UTC
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 26 Jun 1987 22:27 UTC| M 4.7 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|62 km (39 mi) distance| USGS | Details