A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 76 km SSW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (47 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 171.8016° East, -23.0485° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/18 / 2018-01-03 15:00:17 / January 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ckdz. Id of event: us2000ckdz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:00:17 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter).
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 one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km SSW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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