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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Tuesday, 10 December 2019
10 Dec 08:48 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Dec 10 08:51: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.7.
Date & time: Tuesday, 10 December 2019 08:40 UTC
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.79°S / 168.72°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Aneityum (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
121 km (75 mi) NE of Tadine (pop: 7,500)
151 km (94 mi) SW of Isangel (pop: 1,400)
152 km (94 mi) E of (pop: 10,400)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 10 Dec 08:40 UTCM 5.7 / 10 kmLoyalty Islands (New Caledonia)GFZ
Tue, 10 Dec 08:40 UTCM 5.7 / 2 kmLoyalty Islands (New Caledonia)EMSC
Tue, 10 Dec 08:40 UTCM 5.7Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia)GeoAu
Tue, 10 Dec 08:40 UTCM 5.6 / 10 kmLoyalty Islands (New Caledonia)BMKG
2019-12-10 19:40:42 +11:00 (10 Dec 08:40:42 UTC)M 5.6 / 10 km100km NE of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS

User reports for this quake (5)

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Noumea, 7th floor / Weak shaking (MMI III) : well felt shaking on the 7rh floor (Noumea). Swinging objects (wall tv)
340.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
NOUMEA - Baie des citrons / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
343.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Nouméa (New Caledonia, 285 km SW of epicenter) : Je suis au 2ème Etage de mon immeuble et allongée sur mon canapé il est 19h43 et le canapé a bougé « tremblé pendant 15 longues secondes (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake: Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia), 10 Dec 2019 08:40

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So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia) on Tuesday, 10 December 2019

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