A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:42:57 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000bp7k. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bp7k. Exact location of event, longitude 168.647 East, latitude -21.4796 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 21:42:57 / November 15, 2017 @ 9:42 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 eighteen, in the past 30 days seventy-six and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 79 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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