A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 153 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (95 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.3675 East, latitude -21.5131 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:28:44 / 3:28 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 04:28:44 / December 5, 2018 @ 4:28 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000i2hh. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000i2hh.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 153 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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