A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 222 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (138 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 11:12:01 / December 5, 2018 @ 11:12 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.8978 East, latitude -22.5949 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:12:01 / 10:12 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000i2qb. Event ids that are associated: us1000i2qb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 222 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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