A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 82 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (51 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 00:34:05 / January 24, 2016 @ 12:34 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.73 km (18 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gp5. Id of event: us10004gp5. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:34:05 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 171.4623 East, latitude -22.908 South, depth = 28.73 km.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 82 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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