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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - LOYALTY ISLANDS 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 4 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - LOYALTY ISLANDS on Wednesday, 5 December 2018
5 Dec 08:52 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 5 December 2018 08:32 UTC
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) SE of Tadine (pop: 7,500)
167 km (104 mi) SE of (pop: 10,400)
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

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 08:32 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
2018-12-05 19:32:40 +11:00 (5 Dec 08:32:40 UTC)M 5.2 / 10 km- 78km ESE of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS
Wed, 5 Dec 08:32 UTCM 5.0 / 10 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)

Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake: LOYALTY ISLANDS, 5 Dec 2018 08:32

More info
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

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