Earthquakes and seismic hazard in southern New Caledonia

Shao Jin-Lin (VUW), Rupert Sutherland (VUW) and Caroline Holden (SeismoCity) above the Lac de Yaté, southern New Caledonia

Grateful to have accompanied Shao and Rupert to New Caledonia. They have authored a recent paper on earthquakes in Southern New Caledonia. Using a network of temporary seismic stations, they produced the first published earthquake catalog and local magnitude function for southern New Caledonia (SNC).

Chin, S.-J., Sutherland, R., Savage, M. K., Townend, J., Collot, J., Pelletier, B., et al. (2022). Earthquakes and seismic hazard in southern New Caledonia, southwest Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127, e2022JB024207.