A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 09:25 UTC (20:25 local time) on November 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 25.3 km (15.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This is the 110th earthquake in this region since October 27 and the 5th above or equal to M6.0.
According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 74.9 km (46.5 miles) E of Tadine (population 7 492) and 157.1 km (97.6 miles) ESE of Wé (population 10 375), New Caledonia.
There are about 5 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles). Some 1 000 are estimated to have felt moderate shaking.
Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake, PTWC said.