A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 111 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (69 miles). Event id: us10009846. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10009846. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.112 East, latitude -22.5779 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:27:35 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 07:27:35 / July 8, 2017 @ 7:27 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 111 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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