Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at 11:08 (GMT)

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 7.4 quake Southeast of Loyalty Islands 5 December 04:18 UTC, which followed after 3 days.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  -  SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at 11:08 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 22 km depth

2 Dec 11:26 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
Date & time: 2 Dec 2018 11:08:45 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.06°S / 170.43°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Matthew Island (96 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
269 km (167 mi) ESE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
351 km (218 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
399 km (248 mi) E of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
410 km (255 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
411 km (255 mi) E of Noumea (pop: 93,100)
477 km (296 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950)
529 km (329 mi) SSE of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
870 km (541 mi) SW of Nadi (Fiji) (pop: 42,300)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.022 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.022 km- 170km WNW of Ile Hunter, New CaledoniaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS 2 December 11:08 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at 11:08 (GMT)
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