A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 125 km NE of Tadine, New Caledonia (78 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 03:33:13 / November 17, 2017 @ 3:33 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 168.8124° East, -20.8241° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:33:13 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bq4l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bq4l.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 125 km NE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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