A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 156 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (97 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 02:57:23 / December 8, 2018 @ 2:57 am. Exact location of earthquake, 169.3169° East, -22.008° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:57:23 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000i4xb. Event ids that are associated: us1000i4xb.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 156 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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