M6.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

M6.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

A strong earthquake, registered by the USGS as M6.1, hit southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 21:04 UTC on August 14, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 80 km (49 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.2 at a depth of 80 km. This is the second M6+ earthquake of the day.