A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia kilometers (0 miles) from Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 06:18:35 / December 6, 2018 @ 6:18 am. Event id: us1000i3bj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i3bj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:18:35 / 6:18 am (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, 168.7078° East, -21.7369° South.
Epicenter of the event was 88 km (54 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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