A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000blhq. Id of event: us2000blhq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 01/11/17 / 2017-11-01 02:45:25 / November 1, 2017 @ 2:45 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:45:25 / 1:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 168.676° East, -21.872° South, depth 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (56 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-seven, in the last 10 days eighty-three, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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