A major earthquake with magnitude 7 (ml/mb) was reported 116 kilometers (72 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: at00oynwmb, pt17304000. Unique identifier: at00oynwmb. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169 East, latitude -21.7 South, depth = 15 km. The 7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:42:11 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 00:42:11 / October 31, 2017 @ 12:42 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 117 km (72 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.
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