Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 562 km east of Noumea, South Province, New Caledonia, on 25 Oct 2:55 am (GMT +11) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 562 km east of Noumea, South Province, New Caledonia, on 25 Oct 2:55 am (GMT +11)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 50 km depth

24 Oct 16:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 14 minutes.
24 Oct 16:11: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 92.0 to 40.0 km (from 57 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 27 km (16.7 mi) towards SSW.
24 Oct 16:13: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.8. Epicenter location corrected by 5.3 km (3.3 mi) towards NE.
24 Oct 17:26: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 50.0 km (from 25 to 31 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.4 km (3.4 mi) towards NW.
Date & time: 24 Oct 2020 03:55:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 25 Oct 2:55 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.72°S / 171.9°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Hunter Island (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
434 km (270 mi) ESE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
519 km (322 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
550 km (342 mi) E of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
562 km (349 mi) E of Noumea (pop: 93,100)
563 km (350 mi) E of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
574 km (356 mi) E of Païta (pop: 12,600)
635 km (395 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950)
749 km (465 mi) ESE of Koné (pop: 4,570)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 22.7°C (73 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: EMSC
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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.150 kmSoutheast Of Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaEMSC
M 5.135 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaGFZ
M 4.748 kmSoutheast of the Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaUSGS
M 5.045 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaGeoAu
M 4.748 kmSoutheast of the Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake 562 km east of Noumea, South Province, New Caledonia, 25 Oct 2:55 am (GMT +11)

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 562 km east of Noumea, South Province, New Caledonia, on 25 Oct 2:55 am (GMT +11)

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