A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 124 km NE of Tadine, New Caledonia (77 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 29.61 km (18 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:02:30 / 9:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008suy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008suy. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 22:02:30 / May 16, 2017 @ 10:02 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 168.6696° East, latitude -20.7054° South, depth = 29.61 km.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 124 km NE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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