A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 17.28 km (11 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/11/17 / 2017-11-18 01:31:06 / November 18, 2017 @ 1:31 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 17.28 km, 168.7648° East, -21.6558° South. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:31:06 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bqul. Id of event: us2000bqul. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine.
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-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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