A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Exact location, longitude 168.5496° East, latitude -21.7519° South, depth = 7.72 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.72 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:36:14 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000brdx. Unique identifier: us2000brdx. Global time and date of event 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 11:36:14 / November 19, 2017 @ 11:36 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 72 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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