A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 213 km ESE of Vao, New Caledonia (132 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008ryh. Event ids that are associated: us10008ryh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 00:30:13 / 12:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 169.5226° East, -23.0408° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/05/17 / 2017-05-09 13:30:13 / May 9, 2017 @ 1:30 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 213 km ESE of Vao, New Caledonia.
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