Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Saturday, 8 December 2018
8 Dec 07:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.88°S / 169.67°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
188 km (117 mi) E of Tadine (pop: 7,500)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Sat, 8 Dec 07:07 UTC||M 5.0 / 10 km||Southeast of Loyalty Islands||GFZ|
|Sat, 8 Dec 07:07 UTC||M 5.0 / 30 km||SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS||EMSC|
|Sat, 8 Dec 07:07 UTC||M 5.2 / 10 km||Southeast of Loyalty Islands||GeoAu|
|2018-12-08 18:07:32 +11:00 (8 Dec 07:07:32 UTC)||M 5.0 / 17.1 km||- 184km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Southeast of Loyalty Islands, 8 Dec 2018 07:07
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 09 Dec 2018 07:03 UTC| M 4.6 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|6 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details