A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/12/19 / 2019-12-10 08:40:42 / December 10, 2019 @ 8:40 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 168.5652° East, -20.9041° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:40:42 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60006ppb. Unique identifier: us60006ppb.
Earthquake epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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