A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 279 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (173 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 170.5084 East, latitude -22.1408 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 11:57:19 / February 12, 2021 @ 11:57 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:57:19 / 11:57 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000djam. Id of event: us6000djam.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days eighty-six 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.
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