Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at 22:32 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at 22:32 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

2 Dec 22:44 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
Date & time: 2 Dec 2018 10:32:47 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.19°S / 171.45°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
291 km (181 mi) SE of Isangel (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,440)
372 km (231 mi) E of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
435 km (271 mi) E of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
505 km (314 mi) SE of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
518 km (322 mi) ENE of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
528 km (328 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
531 km (330 mi) ENE of Noumea (Nouméa) (pop: 93,100)
744 km (462 mi) SW of Lautoka (Seixal Municipality, Fiji) (pop: 52,500)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.210 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGFZ
M 5.210 km- 139km NNW of Ile Hunter, New CaledoniaUSGS
M 5.119 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGeoAu
M 5.220 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC

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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Southeast of Loyalty Islands 2 December 22:32 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 28 Dec 2018 14:36 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at 22:32 (GMT)
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