Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - LOYALTY ISLANDS on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 04:02 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.4 quake Southeast of Loyalty Islands 5 December 04:18 UTC, which had occurred 24 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  -  LOYALTY ISLANDS on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 04:02 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Dec 04:27 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 25 minutes.
Date & time: 6 Dec 2018 04:02:28 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.32°S / 168.78°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (160 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (60 mi) ENE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
163 km (102 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
205 km (127 mi) SSW of Isangel (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,440)
252 km (156 mi) ENE of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
258 km (160 mi) ENE of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
263 km (163 mi) ENE of Noumea (pop: 93,100)
309 km (192 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950)
402 km (250 mi) S of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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M 5.010 km- Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaUSGS

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265.5 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : duration :8 to 10 seconds was seated, the chair seemed to balance - water in my glass make little waves...
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake LOYALTY ISLANDS 6 December 04:02 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - LOYALTY ISLANDS on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 04:02 (GMT)
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