A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.42 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:29:09 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 17:29:09 / November 20, 2017 @ 5:29 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 168.724° East, -21.5137° South, depth 11.42 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000brx1. Unique identifier: us2000brx1.
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 87 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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