A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 94 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (58 miles) on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087fm. Id of event: us100087fm. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/17 / 2017-03-07 10:55:40 / March 7, 2017 @ 10:55 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:55:40 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 171.2884° East, -22.8706° South.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 94 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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