A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 191 km WSW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (119 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:47:44 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 170.2206 East, latitude -22.7394 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 14:47:44 / August 29, 2018 @ 2:47 pm. Unique identifier: us2000h9h5. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h9h5.
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 thirty-two, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 191 km WSW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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