A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 141 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (88 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008en5. Event ids that are associated: us10008en5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 00:08:10 / March 30, 2017 @ 12:08 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.71 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:08:10 / 11:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 170.9061 East, latitude -21.6958 South, depth = 117.71 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 141 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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