A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:08:55 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 168.9286 East, latitude -21.249 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bie2. Id of event: us2000bie2. Global time and date of event 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 14:08:55 / November 4, 2017 @ 2:08 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine. Epicenter of the earthquake was 113 km (70 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 113 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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