A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 127 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (79 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:20:39 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000i350. Event ids that are associated: us1000i350. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 23:20:39 / December 5, 2018 @ 11:20 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.0824 East, latitude -21.8239 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-eight, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 127 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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