A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 176 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (109 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 15:21:22 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/10/18 / 2018-10-16 04:21:22 / October 16, 2018 @ 4:21 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hcpu. Id of event: us1000hcpu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 169.528° East, -21.9845° South.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 176 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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