A major earthquake magnitude 7.1 (ml/mb) strikes 209 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (130 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 03:51:56 / August 29, 2018 @ 3:51 am. The 7.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:51:56 / 2:51 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000gjaz. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18241000, at00pe7eqn, us1000gjaz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.68 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 170.0502 East, latitude -22.0663 South, depth = 26.68 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ile Hunter in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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