A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.6904 East, latitude -21.3765 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000bp7y. Event ids that are associated: us2000bp7y. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 21:57:23 / November 15, 2017 @ 9:57 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:57:23 / 8:57 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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