A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:24:57 / 11:24 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 00:24:57 / November 14, 2017 @ 12:24 am UTC/GMT. 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). Id of earthquake: us2000bn0d. Event ids that are associated: us2000bn0d. Exact location, longitude 168.4183° East, latitude -21.6203° South, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days seventy-one 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 55 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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