A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia kilometers (0 miles) from Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 04:02:28 / December 6, 2018 @ 4:02 am. The temblor was picked up at 04:02:28 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.784 East, latitude -21.3207 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us1000i38p. Event ids that are associated: us1000i38p.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days eighty-six 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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