A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.42 km (5 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:34:23 / 6:34 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 19:34:23 / November 19, 2017 @ 7:34 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 7.42 km, 168.619° East, -21.624° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000brjb. Id of event: us2000brjb.
Nearby 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. Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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