Multiple Strong Earthquakes Strike New Caldonia

Earthquake location -21.726S, 169.4867W

A earthquake magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 167 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (104 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 12:03:43 / 12:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/10/18 / 2018-10-16 01:03:43 / October 16, 2018 @ 1:03 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 169.4867° East, latitude -21.726° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us1000hclz. Event ids that are associated: pt18289051, at00pgo2ya, us1000hclz.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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