A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 168.7681° East, -21.8452° South, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 01/11/17 / 2017-11-01 12:53:29 / November 1, 2017 @ 12:53 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:53:29 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000azuq. Event ids that are associated: us1000azuq.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 97 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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