A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 152 km ESE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (94 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 11:01:10 / August 20, 2016 @ 11:01 am. Unique identifier: us10006gkp. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006gkp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 173.3279° East, -23.1094° South, depth 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:01:10 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 six, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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