16 Earthquakes Shake New Caledonia and Loyalty Islands

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Sixteen earthquakes struck near Tadine, New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands, on Nov. 19, 2017.
The quakes started at 9:25 UTC +11, and continued until 16:08. The size of the temblors and the depths they reached were as follows, beginning with the most recent:

  • 5.7M 10 km depth
  • 5.9M 10 km
  • 6.9M 19 km
  • 6.6M 20 km
  • 6.5M 10 km
  • 4.8M 7 km
  • 6.4M 25 km
  • 4.8M 20 km
  • 5.3M 32 km
  • 5.0M 10 km
  • 4.7M 24 km
  • 4.8M 20 km
  • 5.3M 10 km
  • 5.1M 10 km
  • 6.7M depth not reported
  • 6.4M 25 km
  • 6.3M 10 km

Residents of the islands reported feeling the shake of the larger earthquakes. Some said it even woke them from their slumber.

The larger earthquakes were approximately 77 km from Tadine. There is not a tsunami warning in the area from the temblors.

Written by Jeanette Smith

Sources:

Earthquake-Report
USGS 

Image Courtesy of J Brew’s Flickr Page – Creative Commons License

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