A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 184 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (114 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000hcmz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hcmz. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.6026 East, latitude -21.9984 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 16/10/18 / 2018-10-16 02:24:06 / October 16, 2018 @ 2:24 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:24:06 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 184 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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