A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 177 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (110 miles). Global time and date of event 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 10:02:48 / September 30, 2015 @ 10:02 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:02:48 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 170.6075 East, latitude -21.5365 South, depth = 131.23 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003j2f. Id of event: us10003j2f. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 131.23 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 177 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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