- South Pacific Ocean, 259 km east of Noumea, New Caledonia, on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 06:07 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.4 quake South Pacific Ocean, 164 km east of Tadine, New Caledonia, 5 December 2018 04:18 GMT, which had occurred 1 jour 2 heures earlier.
 - South Pacific Ocean, 259 km east of Noumea, New Caledonia, on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 06:07 (GMT)

Tremblement de terre fort magnitude 5.1 at 10 km depth

6 Dec 06:17 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 10 minutes.
Date & time: 6 Dec 2018 06:07:31 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.67°S / 168.87°E (South Pacific Ocean, Nouvelle-Calédonie)
Volcan le plus près: Eastern Gemini Seamount (165 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km E de Tadin (Maré) (pop: 7,490) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
186 km ESE de Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
247 km ENE de Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
255 km ENE de Dumbéa (pop: 19,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
259 km ENE de Nouméa (pop: 93,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
264 km E de Païta (pop: 12,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
314 km E de La Foa (pop: 2,950) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
349 km E de Bourail (pop: 4,830) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
376 km ESE de Poindimié (pop: 4,890) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
441 km S de Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
246 km S de Tanna Island (pop: 28,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
278 km ENE de Île Ronde Island --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.110 kmLoyalty IslandsGFZ
M 5.330 km SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDSEMSC
M 5.310 km- Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaUSGS
M 5.410 kmSoutheast of Loyalty IslandsGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Amed, Bali / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 11 Jan 2019 21:24 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Dec 2018 08:29 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 06 Dec 2018 06:18 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

- South Pacific Ocean, 259 km east of Noumea, New Caledonia, on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 06:07 (GMT)
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