A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (0 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:07:30 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 06:07:30 / December 6, 2018 @ 6:07 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i3bg. Id of event: us1000i3bg. Exact location of event, longitude 168.9855 East, latitude -21.97 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was 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).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia.
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