A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 181 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (112 miles). Exact location, longitude 169.5508° East, latitude -22.0712° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:55:07 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000hehm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hehm. 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). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/10/18 / 2018-10-16 15:55:07 / October 16, 2018 @ 3:55 pm.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 181 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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