A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 110 km NNE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (68 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude 172.4563° East, latitude -21.481° South, depth = 14.04 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ud2. Id of event: us10007ud2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.04 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:02:10 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/01/17 / 2017-01-03 15:02:10 / January 3, 2017 @ 3:02 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 110 km NNE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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