A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 189 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (117 miles) on Monday. Event id: us1000ghm0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ghm0. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.69 km (19 miles). Exact location of event, depth 30.69 km, 170.2337° East, -22.1474° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:09:12 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/08/18 / 2018-08-26 16:09:12 / August 26, 2018 @ 4:09 pm UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 189 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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