A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 120 km SE of Tadine, New Caledonia (75 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 168.7351° East, -22.2984° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:36:56 / 5:36 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 06:36:56 / December 5, 2018 @ 6:36 am. Unique identifier: us1000i2jy. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000i2jy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 120 km SE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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