A earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/11/17 / 2017-11-01 02:23:56 / November 1, 2017 @ 2:23 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:23:56 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.8836 East, latitude -21.6302 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us1000azjt. Ids that are associated to the event: at00oypvzx, us1000azjt, pt17305001. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 104 km (64 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 103 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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