Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hit southeast of Loyalty Islands

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hit southeast of Loyalty Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit southeast of Loyalty Islands at 19:31 UTC on September 10, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS,…

Tropical Cyclone “Hola” heading toward Loyalty Islands

Tropical Cyclone “Hola” heading toward Loyalty Islands

Tropical Cyclone "Hola" is strengthening between Vanuatu and New Caledonia as it heads toward the Loyalty Islands. At 09:00 UTC today, the center of Tropical Cyclone "Hola" was located approximately 300 km (187 miles) W of Port Vila, Vanuatu and…

Very strong M7.0 earthquake hits New Caledonia, small tsunami produced

Very strong M7.0 earthquake hits New Caledonia, small tsunami produced

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 22:43 UTC (09:43 local time) on November 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 12 km (7.4…

Strong aftershocks shaking Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia after shallow M7.0

Strong aftershocks shaking Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia after shallow M7.0

A series of strong aftershocks hit Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia following very strong M7.0 earthquake that struck the region early October 31, 2017. All of them occurred at depths between 5.7 and 19.4 km (3.5 – 12 miles). Between 00:42 UTC, October 31 and 05:21…

Donna becomes strongest May cyclone ever to hit southern hemisphere

Donna becomes strongest May cyclone ever to hit southern hemisphere

During the afternoon UTC hours of May 7, 2017, Tropical Cyclone "Donna" became the strongest May cyclone ever to hit the southern hemisphere. Donna peaked at 118.7 knots (220 km/h / 136 mph) at 19:32 UTC on May 7, before it started weakening. Vanuatu…

Strong M6.1 earthquake registered east of New Caledonia

Strong M6.1 earthquake registered east of New Caledonia

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.1 on the Richter scale was registered east of New Caledonia at 10:04 UTC on November 10, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M5.9 at depth of 59 km.Epicenter was located 74 k

Strong earthquake M6.7 hit southeast of Loyalty Islands, Pacific Ocean

Strong earthquake M6.7 hit southeast of Loyalty Islands, Pacific Ocean

A strong earthquake measuring M6.7 on the Richter scale occurred southeast of Loyalty Islands at 06:36 UTC on May 1, 2014. Epicenter was located 213 km (132 miles) WNW of Ile Hunter and 313 km (194 mi) ESE of We, New Caledonia.USGS rep

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, 171.67