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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 180km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia on Wednesday, 5 December 2018

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.4 quake: Southeast of Loyalty Islands, 5 Dec 2018 04:18, which had occurred 23 minutes earlier.
Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - 180km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia on Wednesday, 5 December 2018
5 Dec 05:02 UTC: First to report: USGS after 21 minutes.
Dec 5 05:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 4.9.
Date & time: Wednesday, 5 December 2018 04:41 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2018-12-05 15:41:29 +11:00
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.0756°S / 169.5381°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
181 km (112 mi) SE of Tadine (pop: 7,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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2018-12-05 15:41:29 +11:00 (5 Dec 04:41:29 UTC)M 4.9 / 10 km- 180km ESE of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS

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Noumea / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Westbury Tasmania Postcode 7253 ( Industrial Labor / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 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

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 180km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia on Wednesday, 5 December 2018

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