A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 121 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (75 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006r3i. Id of event: us70006r3i. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:06:38 / 2:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 173.2073° East, latitude -22.2079° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/12/19 / 2019-12-26 02:06:38 / December 26, 2019 @ 2:06 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 121 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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