A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 134 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (83 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:05:29 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/12/19 / 2019-12-25 18:05:29 / December 25, 2019 @ 6:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70006r0p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006r0p. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.3423 East, latitude -22.2501 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 134 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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