Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 347 km east of Noumea, New Caledonia, on 2018-12-06 18:07:30 UTC
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
6 Dec 19:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 53 minutes.
Date & time: 6 Dec 2018 18:07:30 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2018-12-06 18:07:30 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.6576°S / 169.7997°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Matthew Island (160 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
233 km (145 mi) ESE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (202 mi) SE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) E of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) E of Noumea (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) S of Isangel (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) E of Païta (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 mi) SE of Fayaoué (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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||- southeast of the Loyalty Islands||USGS|
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