Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 232 km east of Noumea, New Caledonia, on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 08:32 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.4 quake South Pacific Ocean, 164 km east of Tadine, New Caledonia, 5 December 2018 04:18 GMT, which had occurred 4 hours earlier.
Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 232 km east of Noumea, New Caledonia, on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 08:32 (GMT)

Strong 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
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.73°S / 168.62°E (South Pacific Ocean, 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) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) ENE of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) ENE of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) ENE of Noumea (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) E of Païta (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (154 mi) ESE of Fayaoué (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) E of Koné (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (277 mi) S of Port Vila (Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) SSW of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) SW of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.210 kmLOYALTY 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

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

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