A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 53 km WSW of Poum, New Caledonia (33 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:52:23 / 2:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 163.5747 East, latitude -20.4786 South, depth = 13.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 13.7 km (9 miles). Global time and date of event 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 15:52:23 / May 14, 2017 @ 3:52 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10008wh1. Event ids that are associated: us10008wh1.
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. 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: 53 km WSW of Poum, New Caledonia.
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