Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Monday, 17 December 2018 at 15:52 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.4 quake Southeast of Loyalty Islands 5 December 04:18 UTC, which had occurred 12 days earlier.
Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Monday, 17 December 2018 at 15:52 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 0 km depth

17 Dec 16:13 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 21 minutes.
Dec 18 00:11: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.8.
Date & time: 17 Dec 2018 03:52:17 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.83°S / 170.012°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
222 km (138 mi) E of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
266 km (165 mi) SSE of Isangel (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,440)
302 km (188 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
358 km (223 mi) E of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
369 km (229 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
371 km (230 mi) E of Noumea (pop: 93,100)
432 km (269 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950)
489 km (304 mi) SSE of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
Primary data source: GeoAu
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.8 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGeoAu
M 5.019 km- 214km E of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS

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