A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 209 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (130 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i449. Id of event: us1000i449. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 11:14:48 / December 7, 2018 @ 11:14 am. Exact location, longitude 170.0733° East, latitude -21.9576° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:14:48 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 209 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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