Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 277 km east of Noumea, New Caledonia, on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 16:37 (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 12 hours earlier.
Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 277 km east of Noumea, New Caledonia, on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 16:37 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Dec 17:02 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 24 minutes.
Date & time: 5 Dec 2018 16:37:51 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.8°S / 169.09°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
128 km (80 mi) ESE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) E of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (171 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) E of Noumea (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) E of Païta (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) ESE of Fayaoué (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) E of Bourail (pop: 4,830) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (277 mi) E of Koné (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) S of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SSW of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.110 kmSOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.110 km- 127km ESE of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS

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peru / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : i was in bed and the house started shaking
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 21 Jan 2019 01:36 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Jan 2019 00:35 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Dec 2018 06:04 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Dec 2018 21:53 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Dec 2018 12:51 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 09 Dec 2018 20:37 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
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Dec 2018 04:26 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 23:20 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 17:27 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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