A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 202 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (126 miles) on Sunday. Event id: us2000829x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000829x. The temblor was reported at 23:49:48 / 11:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 12:49:48 / December 18, 2016 @ 12:49 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.67 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 19.67 km, 170.0913° East, -22.2151° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 202 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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