A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 211 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (131 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i7kn. Id of event: us2000i7kn. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 08:21:29 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 169.7967° East, latitude -22.2393° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/18 / 2018-10-30 21:21:29 / October 30, 2018 @ 9:21 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-five 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 211 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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