A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 146 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (91 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:50:21 / 3:50 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 04:50:21 / December 5, 2018 @ 4:50 am. Exact location of event, longitude 169.2489 East, latitude -21.8895 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i2if. Id of event: us1000i2if.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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: 146 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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