A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 122 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (76 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.0521 East, latitude -21.3754 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 02:20:26 / October 31, 2017 @ 2:20 am. Event id: us2000bky8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bky8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:20:26 / 1:20 pm (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fifty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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