A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 106 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (66 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.48 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 20:37:08 / November 15, 2017 @ 8:37 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:37:08 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 13.48 km, 168.8208° East, -21.9529° South. Unique identifier: us2000bp4u. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bp4u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 106 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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