A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:46:41 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 168.8313° East, -21.6582° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000i2kr. Unique identifier: us1000i2kr. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 07:46:41 / December 5, 2018 @ 7:46 am.
Close country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 98 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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