A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 107 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (66 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.0857 East, latitude -22.5324 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:11:43 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006gcm. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006gcm. Global time and date of event 18/08/16 / 2016-08-18 08:11:43 / August 18, 2016 @ 8:11 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days fifty 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 107 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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