A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 187 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (116 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 170.2262° East, -22.3414° South, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/18 / 2018-09-08 11:23:40 / September 8, 2018 @ 11:23 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgp2. Unique identifier: us2000hgp2. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:23:40 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days fifty-one 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. 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: 187 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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