A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Thursday. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:29:00 / 2:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.72 km (7 miles). Event id: us2000bpeg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bpeg. Exact location of event, longitude 168.4774 East, latitude -21.5795 South, depth = 11.72 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 03:29:00 / November 16, 2017 @ 3:29 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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