A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.4817 East, latitude -21.5209 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). 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 07:02:38 / November 16, 2017 @ 7:02 am. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:02:38 / 6:02 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bphs. Unique identifier: us2000bphs.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (39 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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