A major earthquake with magnitude 7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 184 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (114 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 169.6 East, latitude -22 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18339002, at00pj93zz. Id of event: at00pj93zz. Global time and date of event 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 06:43:11 / December 5, 2018 @ 6:43 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (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. The 7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:43:11 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 15 major 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 184 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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