A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 139 km ESE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (86 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 05:05:14 / August 20, 2016 @ 5:05 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 17:05:14 / 5:05 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006gkf. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006gkf. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.1955 East, latitude -23.0783 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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 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: 139 km ESE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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