A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 212 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (132 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:37:06 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35.68 km, 169.9877° East, -22.4241° South. Id of earthquake: us1000ghqg. Event ids that are associated: us1000ghqg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/08/18 / 2018-08-26 21:37:06 / August 26, 2018 @ 9:37 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.68 km (22 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 212 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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