Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 04:14 (GMT)

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 7.4 quake Southeast of Loyalty Islands 5 December 04:18 UTC, which followed after 4 minutes.
Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 04:14 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Dec 04:23 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Dec 5 04:25: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.
Date & time: 5 Dec 2018 04:14:37 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
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 / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
148 km (92 mi) ESE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
235 km (146 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
280 km (174 mi) E of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
291 km (181 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
292 km (182 mi) E of Noumea (Nouméa) (pop: 93,100)
355 km (221 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950)
465 km (289 mi) ESE of Koné (pop: 4,570)
477 km (296 mi) SSE of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.810 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGFZ
M 6.040 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
M 6.010 km- 155km ESE of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS
M 6.020 kmNew Caledonia [Sea]INGV
M 5.710 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGeoAu

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293.5 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
331.5 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
293.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
291 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
noumea south / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
291 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Noumea (291.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
289.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
292.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Nouméa (New Caledonia, 306 km W of epicenter) : Long time (reported through EMSC)
(New Caledonia, 259 km W of epicenter) : Ressenti au sud (reported through EMSC)
Bourail (New Caledonia, 408 km W of epicenter) : Secousse ressentie d’une vingtaine de secondes (reported through EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia, 304 km W of epicenter) : Petite secousse mais longue à Nouméa (reported through EMSC)
Yaté (New Caledonia, 254 km W of epicenter) : Mouvements latéraux ressentis à l'usine du Sud. Voiture oscillant sur les amortisseurs, écran d'ordi qui bougent (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Southeast of Loyalty Islands 5 December 04:14 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (40 quakes):
  • 21 Jan 2019 01:36 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Jan 2019 00:35 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Jan 2019 05:40 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Jan 2019 01:51 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Jan 2019 05:53 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Dec 2018 10:09 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Dec 2018 06:04 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Dec 2018 08:29 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 14 Dec 2018 21:53 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Dec 2018 12:51 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 13 Dec 2018 02:52 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Dec 2018 02:33 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Dec 2018 20:37 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Dec 2018 10:17 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Dec 2018 07:07 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Dec 2018 02:57 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 04:14 (GMT)
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