A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 68 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (42 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 171.5788° East, -22.8434° South. Global time and date of event 07/12/17 / 2017-12-07 05:45:54 / December 7, 2017 @ 5:45 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:45:54 / 4:45 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: us2000c1gn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c1gn.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 68 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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