A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 128 km NE of We, New Caledonia (80 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.1172 East, latitude -20.0813 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:01:25 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/05/17 / 2017-05-15 13:01:25 / May 15, 2017 @ 1:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008sjl. Id of event: us10008sjl. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Each 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 thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 128 km NE of We, New Caledonia.
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