A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 10:04:15 / November 16, 2017 @ 10:04 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:04:15 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bplp. Unique identifier: us2000bplp. Exact location, longitude 168.5643° East, latitude -21.5551° South, depth = 20.28 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.28 km (13 miles).
Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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