Volcanic & Seismic Activity 

Powerful 7.5M Quake Hits 168km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia — Tsunami Warning Issued

A very powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit 168km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia at 04:18 UTC on Dec 5. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

According to the USGS, the epicentre was located 168 km (104 miles) ESE of Tadine and 254 km (158 miles) ESE of We, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia.

Some 3 000 people are estimated to have felt moderate shaking, 154,000 light, and 206,000 weak.

The quake was preceded by a M6.0 at 04:14 UTC and followed by multiple aftershocks ranging from 4.8M to 5.9M.

Tsunami waves reaching 3 m (10 feet) above tide level are possible along the coasts of New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

Authorities have ordered the ‘immediate evacuation’ of people to refuge areas.

“Based on the preliminary earthquake parameters, hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 1,000km of the earthquake’s epicentre,” warned the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), saying waves could reach between one and three metres high.

“If you don’t have time to prepare your evacuation, get more than 300m away from the coast and/or get to a height of more than 12m,” warned the Directorate for Civil Protection and Risk Management of New Caledonia (DSCGR).

 

UPTICK

Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.

The global uptick in earthquakes and volcanoes we’ve witnessed lately is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.

Check out this link for more info: https://principia-scientific.org/do-cosmic-rays-trigger-earthquakes-volcanic-eruptions/

Grand Solar Minimum

 

[Image: USGS]

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