5.1 Strikes New Caledonia

Earthquake location -22.118S, 169.2873W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 158 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (98 miles). Event id: us2000j4cy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j4cy. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/19 / 2019-01-16 01:51:02 / January 16, 2019 @ 1:51 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 169.2873 East, latitude -22.118 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:51:02 / 12:51 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2019/01/16/moderate-earthquake-5-1-mag-has-occurred-near-tadine-in-new-caledonia-7/

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