A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Thursday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:26:18 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.5721 East, latitude -21.6801 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 07:26:18 / November 16, 2017 @ 7:26 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bpig. Id of event: us2000bpig. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 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 fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 72 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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