A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 106 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (66 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hex2. Id of event: us2000hex2. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:40:57 / 11:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 171.2868° East, -23.0557° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/09/18 / 2018-09-15 00:40:57 / September 15, 2018 @ 12:40 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 106 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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