Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS on Sunday, 23 December 2018 at 10:09 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.4 quake Southeast of Loyalty Islands 5 December 04:18 UTC, which had occurred 3 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  -  SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS on Sunday, 23 December 2018 at 10:09 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 80 km depth

23 Dec 10:20 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 80.0 km.
Date & time: 23 Dec 2018 10:09:27 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 80.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.09°S / 169.47°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (162 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
174 km (108 mi) ESE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
263 km (163 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
284 km (177 mi) S of Isangel (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,440)
300 km (186 mi) E of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
311 km (193 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
312 km (194 mi) E of Noumea (pop: 93,100)
378 km (235 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950)
499 km (310 mi) SSE of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.010 km- 155km ESE of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS
M 5.110 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGFZ

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS 23 December 10:09 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 19 Jan 2019 05:40 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS on Sunday, 23 December 2018 at 10:09 (GMT)
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