A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 45 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10006edn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006edn. Exact location of earthquake, 172.4907° East, -22.4502° South, depth 14.76 km. Global time and date of event 12/08/16 / 2016-08-12 15:23:18 / August 12, 2016 @ 3:23 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.76 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 02:23:18 / 2:23 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 45 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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