A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 183 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (114 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:07:22 / 12:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 169.653° East, -21.6674° South, depth 18.56 km. Unique identifier: us20005dxe. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005dxe. Global time and date of event 28/03/16 / 2016-03-28 01:07:22 / March 28, 2016 @ 1:07 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.56 km (12 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 183 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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