Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit southeast of Loyalty Islands

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit southeast of Loyalty Islands

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.

Magnitude6.0
Date-Time
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 09:39:31 UTC
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 08:39:31 PM at epicenter
Location22.316°S, 171.675°E
Depth127 km (78.9 miles)
RegionSOUTHEAST 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 Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 14.6 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 6.3 km (3.9 miles)
ParametersNST=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 IDusb000dbf7

 

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

MAGUTC 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  171.675127.0 SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
 5.2  2012/10/23 09:33:20 -57.575  148.07810.0 WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND
 5.9  2012/10/23 08:53:39  29.057  139.261438.5 IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
 2.52012/10/23 08:43:18  36.255 -120.8247.5 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
 3.02012/10/23 08:22:15  18.889  -65.0047.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 3.72012/10/23 07:45:52  40.316 -124.52710.5 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
 2.62012/10/23 07:29:43  36.005 -120.5695.3 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
 2.82012/10/23 05:52:19  61.398 -150.05313.6 SOUTHERN ALASKA
 4.42012/10/23 05:38:28  -8.994  124.106103.0 KEPULAUAN ALOR, INDONESIA
 2.52012/10/23 05:22:05  36.297 -120.8598.0 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
 2.72012/10/23 04:37:57  35.577 -120.8805.1 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
 2.52012/10/23 03:55:47  38.766 -122.7412.3 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
 2.52012/10/23 02:10:08  58.059 -152.76796.0 KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
 4.7  2012/10/23 00:37:09  39.570  143.02726.5 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
 4.5  2012/10/23 00:21:12  14.215  -89.814260.5 GUATEMALA

Featured image: USGS

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