A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 129 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (80 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 16:11:27 / December 5, 2018 @ 4:11 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:11:27 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ista. Unique identifier: us2000ista. Exact location of earthquake, 169.0339° East, -22.0018° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-one, in the last 10 days eighty-three, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 129 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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