Mag. 4.9 earthquake - SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS on Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 02:52 (GMT)
Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth
13 Dec 03:21 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 28 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.32°S / 169.33°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
172 km (107 mi) ESE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
265 km (164 mi) SE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
285 km (177 mi) E of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
297 km (184 mi) E of Noumea (pop: 93,100)
297 km (185 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
367 km (228 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950)
482 km (300 mi) ESE of Koné (pop: 4,570)
521 km (324 mi) SSE of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||10 km||SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS||EMSC|
|M 4.9||10 km||- 171km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia||USGS|
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