A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 218 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (135 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/20 / 2020-05-01 02:48:57 / May 1, 2020 @ 2:48 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70009b4c. Event ids that are associated: us70009b4c. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116.19 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 116.19 km, 170.1575° East, -21.5273° South. The temblor was picked up at 13:48:57 / 1:48 pm (local time epicenter).
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 one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 218 km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.
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