Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 142 km east of Tadine, Maré, Province des îles Loyauté, New Caledonia, on Saturday, 21 Nov 10.16 am (GMT +11) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - 142 km east of Tadine, Maré, Province des îles Loyauté, New Caledonia, on Saturday, 21 Nov 10.16 am (GMT +11)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Nov 23:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
21 Nov 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2. Epicenter location corrected by 15 km (9.2 mi) towards ENE.
Update Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 23:30
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes near Wé, New Caledonia
5.1 quake 21 Nov 10:16 am (GMT +11)
5.1 quake 21 Nov 10:16 am (GMT +11)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.1 quake in New Caledonia near the town of Tadine only 13 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 10.16 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Tadine (pop. 7,500) located 127 km from the epicenter, and Wé (pop. 10,400) 195 km away.
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Date & time: 20 Nov 2020 11:16:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 21 Nov 10.16 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.3°S / 169.23°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Eastern Gemini Seamount (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
142 km (88 mi) ENE of Tadine (Maré) (pop: 7,490)
196 km (122 mi) S of Isangel (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,440)
208 km (129 mi) ESE of Wé (Lifou) (pop: 10,400)
295 km (183 mi) ENE of Mont-Dore (pop: 24,700)
302 km (188 mi) ENE of Dumbéa (pop: 19,300)
307 km (191 mi) ENE of Nouméa (pop: 93,100)
355 km (221 mi) E of La Foa (pop: 2,950)
408 km (253 mi) SSE of Port-Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu) (pop: 35,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 24.2°C (76 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from SE
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.210 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaGFZ
M 5.112 kmSOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS, New CaledoniaEMSC
M 5.410 km118 Km E of Tadine, New CaledoniaUSGS
M 5.224 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaGeoAu
M 5.045 kmSoutheast of Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaBMKG

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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake 142 km east of Tadine, Maré, Province des îles Loyauté, New Caledonia, 21 Nov 10.16 am (GMT +11)

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 142 km east of Tadine, Maré, Province des îles Loyauté, New Caledonia, on Saturday, 21 Nov 10.16 am (GMT +11)

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