Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Southeast of Loyalty Islands on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 - information

Muy fuerte terremoto magnitud 7.4 - South Pacific Ocean, 164 km ESE of Tadine, Maré, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, miércoles, 05 dic. 2018

Muy fuerte terremoto magnitud 7.4 - South Pacific Ocean, 164 km ESE of Tadine, Maré, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, miércoles, 05 dic. 2018

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Dec 04:26 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 8 minutos.
Profundidad recalculada de 79.0 a 10.0 km.
Dec 5 04:31: Magnitud recalculada de 7.5 a 7.4.
Fecha & hora: 5 Dec 2018 04:18:08 UTC
Magnitud: 7.4
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 21.89°S / 169.42°E (Océano Pacífico Sur, Nueva Caledonia)
Volcán mas cercano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
164 km al ESE de Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
248 km al ESE de Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
262 km al S de Isangel (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,440) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
297 km al E de Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
307 km al E de Dumbéa (pop: 19,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
309 km al E de Numea (pop: 93,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
317 km al E de Païta (pop: 12,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
372 km al E de La Foa (pop: 2,950) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
407 km al E de Bourail (pop: 4,830) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
436 km al ESE de Poindimié (pop: 4,890) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
266 km al S de Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
330 km al E de Île Ronde Island --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
192 km al SSO de Aneityum Island (pop: 915) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 7.410 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGFZ
M 7.630 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
M 7.510 km- 168km ESE of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS

User reports for this quake (46)

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Port Vila / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : It was scary. My cows almost died bc it was spoopy.
2225 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was lying in bed with my wife,she decided to go downstairs,thats when i felt movement " (reported through our app)
297 km W of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Wé (249.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Tremblement pendant 1 minute avec les portes qui claquaient. Evacuation de tout wé avec refuge en hauteur. Alerte levée 3h apres. (reported through our app)
Blenheim (2226.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Severe shaking here. (reported through our app)
Nouméa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Paita, lotissement arborea, new caledonia (316.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
310.5 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Bourail / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
285.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Noumea / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : From. Russia, Sankt-Peterburg.not felt._!
347.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Nouméa Ducos (308.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : From Russia,Sankt Peterburg.not felt.
307.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
NOUMEA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
310.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
noumea (276.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
310.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
302.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Noumea Orphelinat / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
new caledonia noumea / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Nouméa, New Calédonie (310.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Craquement du bâtiment (cloisons), mouvement des cadres accrochés aux murs, mouvements des écrans d'ordinateur, mouvement de l'eau dans une bouteille
Nouméa Pk6 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
NOUMEA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
NOUMEA / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nouméa (310.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
348 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
307.5 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nouméa (306.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nouméa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Noumea / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Noumea Anse Vata (317 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shaking 30/45 sec
307.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
308.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
309.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Tadine (New Caledonia, 171 km W of epicenter) : Surprenant ça a bien bougé (reported through EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia, 315 km W of epicenter) : Plus d’une minute de secousses à l’anse Vata.. Retrait de la mer observé à Yaté. Vague de deux mètres à l’île des pins (Oro), entre 0,5 et 1 mètre ailleursVoir www.seisme.nc (reported through EMSC)
(New Caledonia, 322 km W of epicenter) : Ressenti à PAITA dans la zone Ziza. Secousses environ 30 à 40 secondes. (reported through EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia, 315 km W of epicenter) : Ça vient de bouger sur Noumea quartier vallée des colons, très surprenant ! (reported through EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia, 314 km W of epicenter) : Petites secousses légère (reported through EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia, 315 km W of epicenter) : Trois secousses à quelques secondes d intervalle. (reported through EMSC)
(New Caledonia, 314 km W of epicenter) : Légères secousses (reported through EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia, 314 km W of epicenter) : Lit qui a bouger de gauche a droite et fenêtres qui ont vibré (reported through EMSC)
Nouméa (New Caledonia, 312 km W of epicenter) : C est en voyant l eau de mon bassin(12m3) bouger fortement de gauche à droite que j’ai eu un doute J’habite sur yahoué commune du Montdore (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the M 7.4 terremoto: Océano Pacífico Sur, 164 km al este de Tadine, Maré, Loyalty Islands, Nueva Caledonia Wed, 5 Dec 2018 04:18

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (154 quakes):
  • 03 Dec 2020 17:07 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    184 km (115 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Nov 2020 21:46 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    254 km (158 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Nov 2020 23:16 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Nov 2020 12:36 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    152 km (94.4 mi) depth
    |
    132 km (82 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Nov 2020 20:59 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    37.1 km (23.1 mi) depth
    |
    267 km (166 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 2020 06:42 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    270 km (168 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Oct 2020 15:55 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    271 km (169 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Oct 2020 13:03 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Oct 2020 23:49 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    210.7 km (130.9 mi) depth
    |
    285 km (177 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Oct 2020 11:03 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Oct 2020 07:12 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Sep 2020 08:44 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    154 km (95.7 mi) depth
    |
    235 km (146 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 15 Aug 2020 04:30 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    128 km (80 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jul 2020 21:38 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    261.8 km (162.7 mi) depth
    |
    299 km (186 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jul 2020 02:17 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    91 km (56.5 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Jul 2020 11:02 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Muy fuerte terremoto magnitud 7.4 - South Pacific Ocean, 164 km ESE of Tadine, Maré, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, miércoles, 05 dic. 2018
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