A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 143 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (89 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 06:51:45 / December 5, 2018 @ 6:51 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i2k5. Id of event: us1000i2k5. 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) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 169.2406° East, -21.8229° South. The temblor was picked up at 17:51:45 / 5:51 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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