A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 77 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (48 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 19:22:55 / January 21, 2020 @ 7:22 pm. Unique identifier: us60007lgn. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007lgn. Exact location of event, longitude 171.3007 East, latitude -22.3025 South, depth = 79.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:22:55 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79.84 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 77 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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