A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.3599 East, latitude -21.2834 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 00:42:32 / March 3, 2018 @ 12:42 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:42:32 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000dbiw. Event ids that are associated: us2000dbiw.
Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine. Close country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 two hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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