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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Most recent eventsThis list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around New Caledonia by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.
- Sept. 28, 3:48 pmMagnitude 5.4: southeast of the Loyalty Islands at a depth of ten km.
- Sept. 21, 6:06 pmMagnitude 4.9: 165 km south-southwest of Port-Vila, Vanuatu at a depth of 39.55 km.
- Sept. 17, 10:58 amMagnitude 5.6: southeast of the Loyalty Islands at a depth of 45 km.
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.
|03/31/2022||Loyalty Islands||10 km||7.0||0|
|03/30/2022||Loyalty Islands||10 km||6.9||0|
|02/10/2021||Loyalty Islands||10 km||7.7||0|
|12/05/2018||Loyalty Islands||10 km||7.5||0|
|10/16/2018||Loyalty Islands||17 km||6.5||0|
|08/29/2018||Loyalty Islands||21 km||7.1||0|
|11/19/2017||Loyalty Islands||13 km||6.3||0|
|11/19/2017||Loyalty Islands||25 km||7.0||0|
|11/19/2017||Loyalty Islands||28 km||6.6||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.