A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 118 km ENE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (73 miles) on Thursday. Unique identifier: us70006r3m. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006r3m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 173.1524 East, latitude -22.0846 South, depth = 59.95 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.95 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:21:35 / 2:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/12/19 / 2019-12-26 02:21:35 / December 26, 2019 @ 2:21 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 118 km ENE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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