A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 11:27:48 / November 19, 2017 @ 11:27 am. Unique identifier: us2000brds. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000brds. The temblor was picked up at 22:27:48 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 32.54 km (20 miles). Exact location, longitude 168.5975° East, latitude -21.6444° South, depth = 32.54 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 74 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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