A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 107 km NE of Tadine, New Caledonia (66 miles) on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 14:44:22 / December 20, 2016 @ 2:44 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.78 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us200082u8. Ids that are associated to the event: us200082u8. Exact location of event, depth 11.78 km, 168.6127° East, -20.8659° South. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:44:22 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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