A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 166 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (103 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:39:06 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 11:39:06 / December 5, 2018 @ 11:39 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.3632 East, latitude -22.1388 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us1000i2qm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i2qm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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