Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 287 km east of Noumea, New Caledonia, on Sunday, 9 December 2018 at 20:37 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
9 Dec 20:57 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 9 Dec 2018 20:37:52 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.89°S / 169.2°E (South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (151 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
142 km (88 mi) ESE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) E of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) E of Noumea (pop: 93,100) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) E of Païta (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (192 mi) ESE of Fayaoué (pop: 4,410) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) E of Bourail (pop: 4,830) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (285 mi) ESE of Koné (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) S of Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (123 mi) SSW of Aneityum Island (pop: 915) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||10 km||SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS||EMSC|
|M 5.1||10 km||- 141km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia||USGS|
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