Magnitude: 7.2M
Time: 08-12-2016 T01:26:28
Country: NEWCALEDONIA

NEWCALEDONIA:LOYALTYISLANDS

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 16km below the ground in Newcaledonia on 08-12-2016 T01:26:28, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.2 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 16km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing considerable damage to specially designed structures; well-designed frame structures thrown out of plumb. Damage would be great in substantial buildings, with partial collapse. Expect that buildings would be shifted off foundations.
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region_code 170
focal_depth 16
year 2016
eq_mag_mw 7.2
id 10190
location_name NEWCALEDONIA:LOYALTYISLANDS
eq_primary 7.2
time 08-12-2016 T01:26:28
latitude -22.477
longitude 173.117
country NEWCALEDONIA

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