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Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 - information

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Major mag. 7.4 earthquake  - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 79.0 to 10.0 km.
Dec 5 04:31: Magnitude recalculated from 7.5 to 7.4.
Date & time: Wednesday, 5 December 2018 04:18 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.89°S / 169.42°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (135 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9*10^15 J (2206 GWh / 1.9*10^6 tons of TNT / 118.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 5 Dec 2018
Wed, 5 Dec 04:18 UTCM 7.6 / 30 kmSOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
Wed, 5 Dec 04:18 UTCM 7.5 / 10 km- 168km ESE of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Port Vila / MMI IX (Violent shaking): It was scary. My cows almost died bc it was spoopy.
(2225 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was lying in bed with my wife,she decided to go downstairs,thats when i felt movement " (via app)
(297 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)(via app)
Wé (249.6 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Tremblement pendant 1 minute avec les portes qui claquaient. Evacuation de tout wé avec refuge en hauteur. Alerte levée 3h apres. (via app)
Blenheim (2226.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Severe shaking here. (via app)
Nouméa / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Paita, lotissement arborea, new caledonia (316.8 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
(310.5 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
Bourail / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(285.1 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Noumea / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt: From. Russia, Sankt-Peterburg.not felt._!
(347.2 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
Nouméa Ducos (308.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt: From Russia,Sankt Peterburg.not felt.
(307.2 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
NOUMEA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(310.6 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
noumea (276.1 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(310.6 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(302.3 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Noumea Orphelinat / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
new caledonia noumea / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Nouméa, New Calédonie (310.2 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Craquement du bâtiment (cloisons), mouvement des cadres accrochés aux murs, mouvements des écrans d'ordinateur, mouvement de l'eau dans une bouteille
Nouméa Pk6 / MMI IV (Light shaking)
NOUMEA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
NOUMEA / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Nouméa (310.2 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(348 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
(307.5 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Nouméa (306.8 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Nouméa / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Noumea / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Noumea Anse Vata (317 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Shaking 30/45 sec
(307.9 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
(308.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
(309.9 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Tadine (New Caledonia) (171 km W from epicenter)(no details): Surprenant ça a bien bougé (via EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia) (315 km W from epicenter)(no details): Plus d’une minute de secousses à l’anse Vata.. Retrait de la mer observé à Yaté. Vague de deux mètres à l’île des pins (Oro), entre 0,5 et 1 mètre ailleursVoir www.seisme.nc (via EMSC)
(New Caledonia) (322 km W from epicenter)(no details): Ressenti à PAITA dans la zone Ziza. Secousses environ 30 à 40 secondes. (via EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia) (315 km W from epicenter)(no details): Ça vient de bouger sur Noumea quartier vallée des colons, très surprenant ! (via EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia) (314 km W from epicenter)(no details): Petites secousses légère (via EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia) (315 km W from epicenter)(no details): Trois secousses à quelques secondes d intervalle. (via EMSC)
(New Caledonia) (314 km W from epicenter)(no details): Légères secousses (via EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia) (314 km W from epicenter)(no details): Lit qui a bouger de gauche a droite et fenêtres qui ont vibré (via EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia) (312 km W from epicenter)(no details): C est en voyant l eau de mon bassin(12m3) bouger fortement de gauche à droite que j’ai eu un doute J’habite sur yahoué commune du Montdore (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Fri, 11 Jan 21:24 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info]- 89km E of Tadine, New Caledonia[Map]USGS
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Tue, 15 Jan 05:53 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info]NEW CALEDONIA[Map]EMSC
Wed, 16 Jan 2019
Wed, 16 Jan 01:51 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info]Southeast of Loyalty Islands[Map]GFZ
Wed, 16 Jan 04:12 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info]Southeast of Loyalty Islands[Map]GFZ
Sat, 19 Jan 2019
Sat, 19 Jan 05:40 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info]SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS[Map]EMSC
Mon, 21 Jan 2019
Mon, 21 Jan 00:35 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km - [info]Southeast of Loyalty Islands[Map]GFZ
Mon, 21 Jan 01:36 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km - [info]Southeast of Loyalty Islands[Map]GFZ
Sat, 26 Jan 2019
Sat, 26 Jan 23:12 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info]- 137km S of Isangel, Vanuatu[Map]USGS

 

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