A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 168.5742 East, latitude -21.5691 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bpjj. Id of event: us2000bpjj. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:23:56 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 08:23:56 / November 16, 2017 @ 8:23 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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