A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 169 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (105 miles). Event id: us1000hcqn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hcqn. Global time and date of event 16/10/18 / 2018-10-16 05:34:51 / October 16, 2018 @ 5:34 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 169.4785° East, -21.8932° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:34:51 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 169 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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