Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Loyalty Islands on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 06:07 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.4 quake Southeast of Loyalty Islands 5 December 04:18 UTC, which had occurred 1 day 2 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Loyalty Islands on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 06:07 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Dec 06:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Date & time: 6 Dec 2018 06:07:31 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.67°S / 168.87°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (165 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) E of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
186 km (116 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
241 km (149 mi) S of Isangel (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,440)
247 km (153 mi) ENE of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
255 km (159 mi) ENE of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
259 km (161 mi) ENE of Noumea (pop: 93,100)
314 km (195 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950)
442 km (274 mi) S of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
Primary data source: GFZ
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

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.
M 5.110 kmLoyalty IslandsGFZ
M 5.310 km- Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaUSGS
M 5.410 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.
Amed, Bali / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Loyalty Islands 6 December 06:07 UTC

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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
  • 15 Dec 2018 08:29 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 06 Dec 2018 06:18 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Loyalty Islands on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 06:07 (GMT)
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