A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 138 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (86 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 110.35 km, 170.8107° East, -21.9265° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 110.35 km (69 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:04:46 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006jlj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jlj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/08/16 / 2016-08-29 11:04:46 / August 29, 2016 @ 11:04 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 138 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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