A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.5825 East, latitude -21.6268 South, depth = 17.69 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:44:24 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bii5. Id of event: us2000bii5. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.69 km (11 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 17:44:24 / November 4, 2017 @ 5:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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