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

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: Wed, 5 Dec 04:14:37 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.93°S / 169.26°E
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (149 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 5 Dec
Wed, 5 Dec 04:14 UTCM 6.0 / 40 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS[Map]EMSC
Wed, 5 Dec 04:14 UTCM 6.0 / 10 km- 155km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia[Map]USGS
Wed, 5 Dec 04:14 UTCM 6.0 / 19.5 kmNew Caledonia [Sea][Map]INGV
Wed, 5 Dec 04:14 UTCM 5.7 / 10 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands[Map]GeoAu

"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
Wed, 5 Dec 04:18 UTCM 7.4 / 10 km - [info] (135 km)Southeast of Loyalty Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Port Vila / MMI IX (Violent shaking): It was scary. My cows almost died bc it was spoopy.
(2225 km SW from epicenter) / 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) / MMI VI (Strong 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)
Read all reports
Wed, 5 Dec 04:30 UTCM 5.8 / 10 km - [info] (117 km)Southeast of Loyalty Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Nouméa (New Caledonia) (286 km W from epicenter)(no details): Pas de bruit, juste du mouvement, les murs et le sol de l'immeuble qui bougent. (via EMSC)
Wed, 5 Dec 04:41 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (134 km)- 180km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
[Map]
USGS
Noumea / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Westbury Tasmania Postcode 7253 ( Industrial Labor / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Analytical Laboratory balances recorded unstable movement for approx 20mins from about 15:36 till 16:10 hrs Wed Afternoon 05/12/2018...suspected earth tremor somewhere in the region as this has happened to our Lab balances before following tremors in New Zealand.Andrew /Steven QC Lab Techs
Wed, 5 Dec 04:50 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km - [info] (147 km)- 146km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 5 Dec 04:54 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (151 km) SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
[Map]
EMSC
Goro south provinde New Cal / MMI IV (Light shaking): Sitting in office computer screens rattled for approx one minute
Noumea / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Wed, 5 Dec 05:53 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (134 km)Southeast of Loyalty Islands
[Map]
GFZ
Wed, 5 Dec 06:36 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (217 km)- 120km SE of Tadine, New Caledonia
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 5 Dec 06:43 UTCM 6.6 / 10 km - [info] (135 km)- 192km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
[Map]
USGS
NOUMEA / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt: From Russia, Sankt-Peterburg, not felt_!!!
Wed, 5 Dec 06:51 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (143 km) SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
[Map]
EMSC
Wed, 5 Dec 07:24 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (138 km)- 174km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
I FELT IT
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 5 Dec 07:46 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (199 km)- 98km E of Tadine, New Caledonia
I FELT IT
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 5 Dec 08:01 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Southeast of Loyalty Islands
I FELT IT
[Map]GFZ
Wed, 5 Dec 08:09 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info]- 148km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
I FELT IT
[Map]USGS
Wed, 5 Dec 08:20 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Southeast of Loyalty Islands
I FELT IT
[Map]GFZ
Wed, 5 Dec 08:32 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] LOYALTY ISLANDS
I FELT IT
[Map]EMSC
Wed, 5 Dec 09:48 UTCM 4.4 / 10 km - [info]- 181km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
I FELT IT
[Map]USGS
Wed, 5 Dec 10:14 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (155 km) SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Wed, 5 Dec 10:19 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (161 km)- 193km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
I FELT IT
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 5 Dec 10:23 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (199 km)- 185km SE of Tadine, New Caledonia
I FELT IT
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 5 Dec 10:42 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (183 km)- 167km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
I FELT IT
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 5 Dec 11:12 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km - [info]- 222km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia
I FELT IT
[Map]USGS
Wed, 5 Dec 11:39 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info]- 166km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
I FELT IT
[Map]USGS
Wed, 5 Dec 15:38 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (139 km)- 188km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
I FELT IT
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 5 Dec 15:40 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (163 km)Southeast of Loyalty Islands
I FELT IT
[Map]
GFZ
Wed, 5 Dec 16:35 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Southeast of Loyalty Islands
I FELT IT
[Map]GFZ
Wed, 5 Dec 16:37 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (153 km) SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
peru / MMI V (Moderate shaking): i was in bed and the house started shaking
Wed, 5 Dec 17:27 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info]- 141km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
I FELT IT
[Map]USGS
Wed, 5 Dec 19:34 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (101 km) SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Wed, 5 Dec 20:01 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Southeast of Loyalty Islands
I FELT IT
[Map]GFZ
Wed, 5 Dec 21:32 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (100 km)Southeast of Loyalty Islands
I FELT IT
[Map]
GFZ
Wed, 5 Dec 23:20 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
I FELT IT
[Map]EMSC
Wed, 5 Dec 23:45 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
I FELT IT
[Map]EMSC
Wed, 5 Dec 23:56 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] LOYALTY ISLANDS
I FELT IT
[Map]EMSC
Thu, 6 Dec (8 earthquakes)
Thu, 6 Dec 04:02 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (160 km) LOYALTY ISLANDS
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
(265.5 km WSW from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking): duration :8 to 10 seconds was seated, the chair seemed to balance - water in my glass make little waves...
Thu, 6 Dec 06:07 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (165 km)Loyalty Islands
I FELT IT
[Map]
GFZ
Amed, Bali / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Thu, 6 Dec 06:18 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (183 km) LOYALTY ISLANDS
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Thu, 6 Dec 17:32 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] NEW CALEDONIA
I FELT IT
[Map]EMSC
Thu, 6 Dec 17:55 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (176 km)- southeast of the Loyalty Islands
I FELT IT
[Map]
USGS
Thu, 6 Dec 18:07 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (160 km)- southeast of the Loyalty Islands
I FELT IT
[Map]
USGS
Thu, 6 Dec 18:34 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (181 km)- southeast of the Loyalty Islands
I FELT IT
[Map]
USGS
Thu, 6 Dec 23:27 UTCM 5.9 / 10 km - [info]Southeast of Loyalty Islands
I FELT IT
[Map]GFZ
Fri, 7 Dec
Fri, 7 Dec 04:26 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (168 km) SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Fri, 7 Dec 11:14 UTCM 5.0 - [info]Southeast of Loyalty Islands
I FELT IT
[Map]GeoAu
Fri, 7 Dec 20:43 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (158 km) SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 8 Dec
Sat, 8 Dec 02:57 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
I FELT IT
[Map]EMSC
Sat, 8 Dec 07:07 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]Southeast of Loyalty Islands
I FELT IT
[Map]GFZ
Sat, 8 Dec 10:17 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
I FELT IT
[Map]EMSC
Sun, 9 Dec
Sun, 9 Dec 07:03 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info]- 194km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia
I FELT IT
[Map]USGS
Sun, 9 Dec 20:37 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
I FELT IT
[Map]EMSC

 

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