A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 196 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (122 miles) on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us20005c8q. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005c8q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/16 / 2016-03-21 16:48:11 / March 21, 2016 @ 4:48 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:48:11 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 169.776° East, -21.5791° South.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 196 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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