A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.29 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 168.729 East, latitude -21.4947 South, depth = 27.29 km. Global time and date of event 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 10:14:17 / November 20, 2017 @ 10:14 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:14:17 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000brse. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000brse.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (54 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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