A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 258 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (160 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000bzpe. Event ids that are associated: us6000bzpe. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 170.2814 East, latitude -22.1941 South, depth = 43.59 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.59 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 15:40:51 / September 17, 2020 @ 3:40 pm. The temblor was picked up at 15:40:51 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 258 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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