itself is to the
lower left. This is
in the last 40
Each dot is at least one earthquake in just the last forty years, the Loyalty Islands are among the more
seismically areas on Planet Earth. Most of the 220,000 people living on or around New Caledonia no
longer pay any attention to mere 5 or 6 Richter tremors: it would likely take a comparatively rare 7.5
Richter with tsunamis to get headlines in Les Nouvelles calédoniennes, the newspaper of Nouméa
(capital and largest city; metro area population: 165,000).