A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 99 kilometers (62 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 09:06:27 / November 3, 2017 @ 9:06 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bhlj. Id of event: us2000bhlj. Exact location of earthquake, 168.814° East, -21.7715° South, depth 10 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:06:27 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (62 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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: 99 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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