New Caledonia Continues With Extreme Rumbles

Earthquake location -21.97S, 168.9855W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (0 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:07:30 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 06:07:30 / December 6, 2018 @ 6:07 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i3bg. Id of event: us1000i3bg. Exact location of event, longitude 168.9855 East, latitude -21.97 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine 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.

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