A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000bps9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bps9. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.13 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:43:29 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 168.438° East, latitude -21.452° South, depth = 18.13 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 15:43:29 / November 16, 2017 @ 3:43 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine. Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 58 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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