A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 196 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (122 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.58 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h5hs. Unique identifier: us2000h5hs. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:24:48 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 16.58 km, 170.1552° East, -22.2382° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/08/18 / 2018-08-30 16:24:48 / August 30, 2018 @ 4:24 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 196 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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