A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000bqhi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bqhi. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:36:17 / 1:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.64 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/11/17 / 2017-11-10 14:36:17 / November 10, 2017 @ 2:36 pm. Exact location, longitude 168.541° East, latitude -21.5674° South, depth = 18.64 km.
Close 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. Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three 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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