A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 203 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (126 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 169.7204 East, latitude -22.2155 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000had6. Event ids that are associated: us2000had6. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:22:04 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/18 / 2018-08-30 15:22:04 / August 30, 2018 @ 3:22 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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