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.
|Depth||127 km (78.9 miles)|
|Region||SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS|
|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
Today's earthquakes before M6.0 southeast of Loyalty Islands. Updated at 10:04 UTC:
|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|
Featured image: USGS
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