A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 133 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (83 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:21:57 / 8:21 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ivek. Unique identifier: us2000ivek. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/12/18 / 2018-12-15 09:21:57 / December 15, 2018 @ 9:21 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 169.0873 East, latitude -21.991 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 133 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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