A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bpij. Unique identifier: us2000bpij. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 168.4586° East, -21.5405° South. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:37:21 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 07:37:21 / November 16, 2017 @ 7:37 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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