A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 186 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (116 miles) on Monday. 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 temblor was reported at 02:57:55 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/12/18 / 2018-12-23 15:57:55 / December 23, 2018 @ 3:57 pm. Exact location, longitude 169.5797° East, latitude -22.1202° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us2000j2x0. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j2x0.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 186 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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