A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 206 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (128 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/05/16 / 2016-05-06 04:07:16 / May 6, 2016 @ 4:07 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 170.1955° East, latitude -21.6939° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 15:07:16 / 3:07 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10005h53. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005h53. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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.
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