A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 168.6661 East, latitude -21.4743 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000bphz. Event ids that are associated: us2000bphz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:03:57 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 07:03:57 / November 16, 2017 @ 7:03 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 81 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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