A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 113 km WSW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (70 miles). Exact location of event, depth 36.69 km, 170.9733° East, -22.626° South. The temblor was reported at 00:41:11 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 13:41:11 / January 27, 2016 @ 1:41 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.69 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004wbp. Unique identifier: us20004wbp.
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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 113 km WSW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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