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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 7.4 quake: Southeast of Loyalty Islands, 5 Dec 2018 04:18, which followed after 4 minutes.
Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Wednesday, 5 December 2018
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: 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 / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
148 km (92 mi) SE of Tadine (pop: 7,500)
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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 5 Dec 04:14 UTCM 5.8 / 10 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGFZ
Wed, 5 Dec 04:14 UTCM 6.0 / 40 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
2018-12-05 15:14:36 +11:00 (5 Dec 04:14:36 UTC)M 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

User reports for this quake (14)

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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)

Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake: Southeast of Loyalty Islands, 5 Dec 2018 04:14

More info
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
  • Show all

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

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