A major earthquake magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 22:43:29 / November 19, 2017 @ 10:43 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Exact location of event, depth 25 km, 168.5° East, -21.3° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17323002, at00ozosgj. Id of event: at00ozosgj. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:43:29 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wé, Tadine (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 135 km (84 miles) from Wé (c. 10 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).
There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.
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