A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 174 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (108 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 169.502° East, -21.9886° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 18:24:25 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000i2ky. Event ids that are associated: us1000i2ky. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 07:24:25 / December 5, 2018 @ 7:24 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 174 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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