A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 192 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (119 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 170.1892° East, -22.2512° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 04:48:36 / August 29, 2018 @ 4:48 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:48:36 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000gjbc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gjbc. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 192 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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