A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 168.6791° East, -21.555° South, depth 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:13:21 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/11/17 / 2017-11-01 04:13:21 / November 1, 2017 @ 4:13 am. Event id: us1000azlq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000azlq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine. Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 82 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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