A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 125 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (78 miles). 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). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:26:29 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 04:26:29 / December 7, 2018 @ 4:26 am. Exact location, longitude 169.0264° East, latitude -21.9357° South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000i3y2. Unique identifier: us1000i3y2.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 125 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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