A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 274 km E of Vao, New Caledonia (170 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 170.1212° East, -23.1549° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 02:37:22 / February 18, 2021 @ 2:37 am. The temblor was detected at 02:37:22 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000dkp6. Event ids that are associated: us6000dkp6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 274 km E of Vao, New Caledonia.
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