A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 04:26:30 / August 31, 2018 @ 4:26 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000h5vg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h5vg. Exact location of event, depth 5.31 km, 168.36° East, -21.2248° South. The temblor was detected at 15:26:30 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.31 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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