A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 122 km ESE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (76 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:21:56 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.1361 East, latitude -22.866 South, depth = 35.15 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/08/16 / 2016-08-28 20:21:56 / August 28, 2016 @ 8:21 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006jcx. Unique identifier: us10006jcx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.15 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 122 km ESE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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