A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000bfdc. Event ids that are associated: us2000bfdc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:27:27 / 2:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 168.7884° East, -21.8189° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/11/17 / 2017-11-02 03:27:27 / November 2, 2017 @ 3:27 am.
Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine. Close country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 98 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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