A earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.29 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 09:25:50 / November 19, 2017 @ 9:25 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:25:50 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 25.29 km, 168.6056° East, -21.5756° South. Event id: us2000brbk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00oznrj1, us2000brbk, pt17323000. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 74 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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