Magnitude 6.3 and Magnitude 6.4 near New Caledonia – October 16, 2018

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USGS Event Page
Magnitude 6.3 – 170km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
2018-10-16 00:28:12 (UTC)
Location: -21.936°S, 169.476°E
10.0 km depth
USGS Event Page
Magnitdue 6.4 – 167km E of Tadine, New Caledonia
2018-10-16 01:03:43 (UTC)
Location: -21.726°S,  169.487°E
10.0 km depth
Click on the link below to read about how a school seismograph can record weather related microseisms:

Watching the Weather using a Seismograph

Seismotectonics of Eastern Margin of Australia Plate
“The eastern margin of the Australia plate is one of the most sesimically active areas of the world due to high rates of convergence between the Australia and Pacific plates. In the region of New Zealand, the 3000 km long Australia-Pacific plate boundary extends from south of Macquarie Island to the southern Kermadec Island chain. It includes an oceanic transform (the Macquarie Ridge), two oppositely verging subduction zones (Puysegur and Hikurangi), and a transpressive continental transform, the Alpine Fault through South Island, New Zealand.” – USGS

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