A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 105 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (65 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude 168.8933° East, latitude -21.6982° South, depth = 15.24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.24 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 21:09:44 / October 31, 2017 @ 9:09 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bkz7. Id of event: us2000bkz7. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:09:44 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 105 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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