A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 72 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (45 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 23:55:54 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.65 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 171.4968 East, latitude -22.8089 South, depth = 50.65 km. Unique identifier: us10003kf2. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003kf2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/09/15 / 2015-09-20 12:55:54 / September 20, 2015 @ 12:55 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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