A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 09:56:01 / November 19, 2017 @ 9:56 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 20:56:01 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.67 km (7 miles). Event id: us2000brc6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000brc6. Exact location, longitude 168.6599° East, latitude -21.6911° South, depth = 10.67 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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