A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 18:58:20 / November 19, 2017 @ 6:58 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.5686 East, latitude -21.2984 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:58:20 / 5:58 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000brj0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000brj0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 76 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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