A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 111 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (69 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/19 / 2019-01-16 04:12:36 / January 16, 2019 @ 4:12 am. Event id: us2000j4dx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j4dx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 168.9572° East, -21.6496° South. The temblor was picked up at 15:12:36 / 3:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 111 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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