A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 121 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (75 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.2184 East, latitude -22.5464 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006gfn. Event ids that are associated: us10006gfn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:45:37 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 05:45:37 / August 19, 2016 @ 5:45 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 121 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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