A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 150 km NNE of We, New Caledonia (93 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005jlz. Id of event: us10005jlz. Global time and date of event 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 00:55:29 / May 17, 2016 @ 12:55 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.7883 East, latitude -19.6511 South, depth = 25.6 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:55:29 / 11:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.6 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 150 km NNE of We, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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