A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has occurred 279 km (173 miles) ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). A tsunami warning issued for the region has been lifted. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
A major magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Wednesday off the coast of Fukushima, Japan at a depth of 63 km (39 miles). The earthquake shook buildings in downtown Tokyo and triggered a tsunami advisory for a part of the northeast coast. There were no early reports of major damage, but nearly 2 million people lost power as a result of the quake. A high-speed bullet train was reported to have been derailed by the shaking.
The 1994 Northridge earthquake shook the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles in the early morning of January 17th. 60 people lost their lives and nearly 9,000 people were injured. While moderate in size, this earthquake had a major impact because it was centered directly beneath a heavily populated urban area.
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred 121 km (75 miles) NNE of Lospalos, Timor-Leste, Indonesia at a depth of 166.9 km (103 miles) with no reports of damage or injuries.
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred 80.8 km (50.2 miles) north of Maumere, Indonesia at a depth of 113.2 km (70.3 miles) causing only minor damage and injuring one person.