Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit southeast of Loyalty Islands

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A strong M6.0 earthquake struck southeast of the Loyalty Islands at 9:39 UTC on October 23, 2012.

Epicenter was located 398 km (247 miles) SE from Isangel, Vanuatu and 401 km (249 miles) ESE from Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia; at coordinates 22.316°S, 171.675°E.

Recorded depth was 127 km (78.9 miles). EMSC reported it as M5.6 at a depth of 100 km.

There are just few people living within 100 km.

Magnitude 6.0
Date-Time
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 09:39:31 UTC
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 08:39:31 PM at epicenter
Location 22.316°S, 171.675°E
Depth 127 km (78.9 miles)
Region SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
Distances
  • 398 km (247 miles) SE (141°) from Isangel, Vanuatu
  • 401 km (249 miles) ESE (103°) from Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia
  • 538 km (334 miles) E (92°) from NOUMEA, New Caledonia
  • 1645 km (1022 miles) N (349°) from Auckland, New Zealand
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.6 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 6.3 km (3.9 miles)
Parameters NST=325, Nph=333, Dmin=539.9 km, Rmss=0.9 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000dbf7

 

Today's earthquakes before M6.0 southeast of Loyalty Islands. Updated at 10:04 UTC:

MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
 6.0   2012/10/23 09:39:31  -22.316   171.675 127.0  SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
 5.2   2012/10/23 09:33:20  -57.575   148.078 10.0  WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND
 5.9   2012/10/23 08:53:39   29.057   139.261 438.5  IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
 2.5 2012/10/23 08:43:18   36.255  -120.824 7.5  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
 3.0 2012/10/23 08:22:15   18.889   -65.004 7.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 3.7 2012/10/23 07:45:52   40.316  -124.527 10.5  OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
 2.6 2012/10/23 07:29:43   36.005  -120.569 5.3  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
 2.8 2012/10/23 05:52:19   61.398  -150.053 13.6  SOUTHERN ALASKA
 4.4 2012/10/23 05:38:28   -8.994   124.106 103.0  KEPULAUAN ALOR, INDONESIA
 2.5 2012/10/23 05:22:05   36.297  -120.859 8.0  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
 2.7 2012/10/23 04:37:57   35.577  -120.880 5.1  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
 2.5 2012/10/23 03:55:47   38.766  -122.741 2.3  NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
 2.5 2012/10/23 02:10:08   58.059  -152.767 96.0  KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
 4.7   2012/10/23 00:37:09   39.570   143.027 26.5  OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
 4.5   2012/10/23 00:21:12   14.215   -89.814 260.5  GUATEMALA

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