A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 08:09:01 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.23 km (11 miles). Exact location, longitude 168.6015° East, latitude -21.5688° South, depth = 17.23 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bqgb. Unique identifier: us2000bqgb. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/11/17 / 2017-11-09 21:09:01 / November 9, 2017 @ 9:09 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 74 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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