Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 04:54 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.4 quake Southeast of Loyalty Islands 5 December 04:18 UTC, which had occurred 36 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  -  SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 04:54 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Dec 05:23 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 29 minutes.
Date & time: 5 Dec 2018 04:54:25 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.21°S / 169.67°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (151 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
198 km (123 mi) ESE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
287 km (179 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
320 km (199 mi) E of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
332 km (206 mi) E of Noumea (Nouméa) (pop: 93,100)
332 km (206 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
400 km (249 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950)
513 km (319 mi) ESE of Koné (pop: 4,570)
517 km (322 mi) SSE of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.210 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.210 km- 198km ESE of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS

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Goro south provinde New Cal / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting in office computer screens rattled for approx one minute
Noumea / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS 5 December 04:54 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 19 Jan 2019 05:40 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Dec 2018 05:47 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Dec 2018 23:27 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 15:38 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 10:19 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 08:20 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 06:43 UTC
    | M 6.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - - 192km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia, on 2018-12-05 17:43:04 +11:00

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 04:54 (GMT)
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