Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - LOYALTY ISLANDS on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 08:32 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.4 quake Southeast of Loyalty Islands 5 December 04:18 UTC, which had occurred 4 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  -  LOYALTY ISLANDS on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 08:32 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Dec 08:52 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 5 Dec 2018 08:32:40 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.73°S / 168.62°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (191 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) ESE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
167 km (104 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
220 km (137 mi) ENE of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
229 km (142 mi) ENE of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
232 km (144 mi) ENE of Noumea (Nouméa) (pop: 93,100)
289 km (179 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950)
396 km (246 mi) E of Koné (pop: 4,570)
446 km (277 mi) S 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 LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.210 km- 78km ESE of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS
M 5.010 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
NouméaNou (230.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake LOYALTY ISLANDS 5 December 08:32 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 11 Jan 2019 21:24 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Dec 2018 06:18 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 23:56 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - LOYALTY ISLANDS on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 08:32 (GMT)
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