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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Wednesday, 5 December 2018

This quake was likely a foreshock of the M 7.4 quake: Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Wed, 5 Dec 04h18, which followed after 4 minutes.
Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Dec 5 04:25: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.
Date & time: Wednesday, 5 December 2018 04:14 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.93°S / 169.26°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (149 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2*10^13 J (8.78 GWh / 7558 tons of TNT / 0.5 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 04:14 UTCM 6.0 / 40 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
Wed, 5 Dec 04:14 UTCM 6.0 / 10 km- 155km ESE of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS
Wed, 5 Dec 04:14 UTCM 6.0 / 19.5 kmNew Caledonia [Sea]INGV
Wed, 5 Dec 04:14 UTCM 5.7 / 10 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
(293.5 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
(331.5 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
(293.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
(291 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
noumea south / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(291 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Noumea (291.8 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(289.4 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
(292.9 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Nouméa (New Caledonia) (306 km W from epicenter)(no details): Long time (via EMSC)
(New Caledonia) (259 km W from epicenter)(no details): Ressenti au sud (via EMSC)
Bourail (New Caledonia) (408 km W from epicenter)(no details): Secousse ressentie d’une vingtaine de secondes (via EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia) (304 km W from epicenter)(no details): Petite secousse mais longue à Nouméa (via EMSC)
Yaté (New Caledonia) (254 km W from epicenter)(no details): Mouvements latéraux ressentis à l'usine du Sud. Voiture oscillant sur les amortisseurs, écran d'ordi qui bougent (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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