5.1 Magnitude Earthquake In New Caldonia

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 107 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (66 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.0815 East, latitude -22.536 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:36:33 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/07/17 / 2017-07-29 07:36:33 / July 29, 2017 @ 7:36 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a2gy. Unique identifier: us2000a2gy.

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 sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/07/29/moderate-earthquake-5-1-mag-was-detected-near-ile-hunter-in-new-caledonia/

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