Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - - 146km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia, on 2018-12-05 15:50:21 +11:00

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.4 quake Southeast of Loyalty Islands 5 December 04:18 UTC, which had occurred 32 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - - 146km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia, on 2018-12-05 15:50:21 +11:00

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Dec 05:40 UTC: First to report: USGS after 50 minutes.
Date & time: 5 Dec 2018 04:50:21 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: 2018-12-05 15:50:21 +11:00
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.8895°S / 169.2489°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (147 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
146 km (91 mi) ESE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
232 km (144 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
280 km (174 mi) E of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
290 km (180 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
292 km (181 mi) E of Noumea (Nouméa) (pop: 93,100)
354 km (220 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950)
463 km (288 mi) ESE of Koné (pop: 4,570)
472 km (293 mi) SSE of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.310 km- 146km ESE of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake - 146km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia, 2018-12-05 15:50:21 +11:00

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 21 Jan 2019 01:36 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Jan 2019 00:35 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Jan 2019 01:51 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Dec 2018 06:04 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Dec 2018 12:51 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 09 Dec 2018 20:37 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Dec 2018 02:57 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Dec 2018 20:43 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Dec 2018 04:26 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 23:20 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 17:27 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 16:37 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 15:40 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 08:09 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 06:51 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 05:53 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - - 146km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia, on 2018-12-05 15:50:21 +11:00
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