Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 12:51 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.4 quake Southeast of Loyalty Islands 5 December 04:18 UTC, which had occurred 8 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 12:51 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 0 km depth

13 Dec 13:00 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 9 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.0 to 0.0 km.
Date & time: 13 Dec 2018 12:51:08 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.839°S / 169.036°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (166 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
123 km (77 mi) ESE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
210 km (131 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
257 km (160 mi) S of Isangel (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,440)
259 km (161 mi) E of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
269 km (167 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
271 km (168 mi) E of Noumea (pop: 93,100)
332 km (206 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950)
463 km (287 mi) S of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
Primary data source: GeoAu
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.1 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGeoAu
M 5.210 kmLoyalty IslandsGFZ
M 5.321 km- 115km ESE of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Southeast of Loyalty Islands 13 December 12:51 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 21 Jan 2019 00:35 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Dec 2018 06:04 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Dec 2018 08:29 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 14 Dec 2018 21:53 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 12:51 (GMT)
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