Seismic Unrest: New Caledonia Continues To Shake, This Time Multiple Magnitude 7 Earthquakes

Earthquake location -21.9685S, 169.4464W

A major earthquake magnitude 7.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 168 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (104 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 04:18:08 / December 5, 2018 @ 4:18 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 169.4464° East, -21.9685° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18339001, at00pj8xaa, us1000i2gt. Id of event: us1000i2gt. The 7.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:18:08 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year.

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