A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 207 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (129 miles) on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/08/18 / 2018-08-30 17:14:41 / August 30, 2018 @ 5:14 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 170.0444° East, -22.2279° South. The temblor was reported at 04:14:41 / 4:14 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000h5j4. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h5j4.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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: 207 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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