A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 179 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (111 miles) on Friday. The temblor was detected at 04:09:51 / 4:09 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hs6y. Unique identifier: us1000hs6y. Exact location, longitude 170.3439° East, latitude -22.0607° South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/11/18 / 2018-11-15 17:09:51 / November 15, 2018 @ 5:09 pm UTC/GMT.
Every 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 one, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 179 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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