Earthquakes in New CaledoniaIn New Caledonia there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.
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Earthquakes in New Caledonia since 1950The strongest earthquake in New Caledonia happened on 05/16/1995 in the region Noumea; Vanuatu (Port-Vila) with a magnitude of 7.7 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
|12/05/2018||Loyalty Islands||8 km||7.5||0|
|10/16/2018||Loyalty Islands||43 km||6.5||0|
|08/29/2018||Loyalty Islands||56 km||7.1||0|
|11/19/2017||Loyalty Islands||13 km||6.3||0|
|11/19/2017||Loyalty Islands||28 km||6.6||0|
|11/19/2017||Loyalty Islands||25 km||7.0||0|
|11/01/2017||Loyalty Islands||7 km||6.6||0|
|10/31/2017||Loyalty Islands||12 km||6.7||0|
|08/12/2016||Loyalty Islands||28 km||7.2||0|
|05/10/2011||Loyalty Islands||9 km||6.8||0|
|04/09/2008||Loyalty Islands||12 km||7.3||0|
|12/27/2003||Loyalty Islands||25 km||6.1||0|
|05/16/1995||Noumea; Vanuatu (Port-Vila)||44 km||7.7||0|
|11/02/1972||Loyalty Islands (Tanna, Anatom)||22 km||7.0||0|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.