A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 100 km SE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (62 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/17 / 2017-01-07 20:05:01 / January 7, 2017 @ 8:05 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:05:01 / 8:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 172.6244 East, latitude -23.136 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10007v84. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007v84. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 100 km SE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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