A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 (downgraded from M6.8) hit off the coast of New Caledonia at 01:23 UTC on May 19. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles).
The epicenter was located 199km (123.7 miles) E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
No tsunami warnings have been issued
Damage and casualties are unlikely given the remote location of the quake.
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the influx of Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift