A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 223 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (139 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 16:34:47 / August 29, 2018 @ 4:34 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 169.8176° East, -22.4572° South. Unique identifier: us2000h9hk. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h9hk. The temblor was detected at 03:34:47 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter).
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 twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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