A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 121 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia (75 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:44:54 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 00:44:54 / October 31, 2017 @ 12:44 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000bkzi. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bkzi. Exact location, longitude 168.967° East, latitude -21.1343° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-three, in the last 10 days fifty-three, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 121 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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