A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:52:39 / 8:52 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000bq9x. Event ids that are associated: us2000bq9x. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 09:52:39 / November 17, 2017 @ 9:52 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 168.5194° East, -21.3517° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 69 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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