Mag. 4.9 earthquake - LOYALTY ISLANDS on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 at 23:56 (GMT)
Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth
6 Dec 00:21 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 25 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.82°S / 168.58°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (199 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) ESE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
169 km (105 mi) SE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
213 km (133 mi) ENE of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
223 km (138 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
225 km (140 mi) ENE of Noumea (pop: 93,100)
285 km (177 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950)
394 km (245 mi) ESE of Koné (pop: 4,570)
455 km (283 mi) S of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||10 km||LOYALTY ISLANDS||EMSC|
|M 4.9||10 km||- 77km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia||USGS|
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