A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The temblor was detected at 19:32:40 / 7:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 168.6176° East, -21.7283° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 08:32:40 / December 5, 2018 @ 8:32 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000i2ls. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i2ls.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine. Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Close country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 78 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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