A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 11.05 km, 168.6555° East, -21.5876° South. Global time and date of event 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 00:11:04 / November 12, 2017 @ 12:11 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.05 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 11:11:04 / 11:11 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bm73. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bm73. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine. Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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