A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 95 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (59 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 16:54:24 / January 19, 2016 @ 4:54 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10004fmh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fmh. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 171.3566° East, -22.9709° South. The temblor was picked up at 03:54:24 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 95 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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