A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 67 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (42 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:22:04 / 12:22 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006meq. Id of event: us10006meq. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81.01 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 00:22:04 / September 3, 2016 @ 12:22 am. Exact location of earthquake, 172.7068° East, -22.3774° South, depth 81.01 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 67 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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