A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 08:03:23 / November 20, 2017 @ 8:03 am. Id of earthquake: us2000brrc. Event ids that are associated: us2000brrc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.6089 East, latitude -21.2231 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:03:23 / 7:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 83 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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