A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 35 km S of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 15:35:47 / January 16, 2020 @ 3:35 pm. Id of earthquake: us60007j73. Event ids that are associated: us60007j73. The temblor was detected at 02:35:47 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 171.9936 East, latitude -22.7165 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five 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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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: 35 km S of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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