A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 220 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (137 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.3 km (11 miles). Exact location of event, depth 18.3 km, 170.0243° East, -21.7796° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:23:03 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aug8. Id of event: us2000aug8. 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: 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 09:23:03 / September 23, 2017 @ 9:23 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 220 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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