Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 250 km east of Noumea, New Caledonia, on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 17:32 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
6 Dec 18:00 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 28 minutes.
Date & time: 6 Dec 2018 17:32:40 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.92°S / 168.78°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia)
Nearby towns and cities:
179 km (111 mi) SSE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) ESE of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) ESE of Noumea (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) ESE of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) ESE of Païta (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) SE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (206 mi) ESE of La Foa (pop: 2,950) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (213 mi) SE of Fayaoué (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) ESE of Bourail (pop: 4,830) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (260 mi) ESE of Poindimié (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||10 km||NEW CALEDONIA||EMSC|
|M 5.0||10 km||- New Caledonia||USGS|
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